I have been married for over 30 years and I have one daughter who is following in her mom's foot steps as a kindergarten teacher. I am the first college graduate in my family, so having an education touching me in a special way. 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 to third grade. I felt that this would be a once in a life time opportunity, so I taught those same students from second grade to third and before I knew it, I had followed them all the way 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. Also during this time, I received my Masters Degree in Administration. 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 the opportunity. I have been in this position for the past four years. This year I will be teaching fourth grade Math/Science. I am very excited about the change and look forward to working with these bright scholars and even though we are starting off virtually, I'm looking forward to working with them in the classroom. My philosophy for my students is to "Always be Good Enough so that you are Not Ignored." and my students are already displaying the characteristics of this philosphy.