I have been married for over 30 years with a daughter, who is also in education. I believe that teaching is in my blood. There's nothing more gratifying than to teach children and to see that sense of accomplishment on their faces.
My educational journey started with me working as an instructional aide for HISD. I eventually attended Texas Southern University where I graduated with a Bachelors Degree in Elementary Education in 1991 and immediately started working for Aldine ISD as a kindergarten teacher. The following year, I became a first grade teacher.
Because I was living in Missouri City, I wanted to work closer to my home, so I took a second grade position at Fort Bend ISD. The following school year, I was allowed an opportunity to follow my students from second grade. I felt that this would be a once in a life time opportunity, so I taught those same students from second grade through fifth grade. Once that class moved to middle school I stopped being a classroom teacher and took on the position of math specialist for Hunters Glen Elementary for sixteen years. With thoughts of retirement in my near future, I decided that I wanted to go back into the classroom, so when a fifth grade math position became available, I jumped on it. I have been in this position for the last three years. My philosophy for my students is to "Always be Good Enough that you are Not Ignored."