I am so excited about another year at RTMS and cannot wait to see what amazing things my students and I can accomplish. I joined FBISD in the summer of 2004 at Sienna Crossing Elementary School. I loved teaching 5th grade, but after many years in elementary I was ready for a change. This is my 24th year of teaching.
I graduated in 1995 with my undergraduate degree from Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas where I was a member of Alpha Chi Omega and the girl’s soccer team. I started my career in 1995 at West Brook High School in Beaumont teaching Algebra I. I moved to Louisiana where I taught third grade for two years. After transferring to Jasper, Texas I taught second grade for five years. I also received my master’s degree in May 2003 from Stephen F. Austin University in Educational Leadership and I received my principal certification in 2004. I taught at Sienna Crossing Elementary School for 15 years. My husband and I have two children. Madison is 23 and will start her first year of vet school at Texas A&M University (WHOOP!) and Carson is 14 and will be a freshman at RPHS.
I am very proud to say I was the RTMS Teacher of the Year for the 2019-2020 school year! The excitement I get from teaching carries over into my classroom. I want my studetnts to realize that mistakes are OKAY, that means we are learning. My students become independent thinkers who understand and embrace their differences. I never stop learning and I encourage my students to do the same.