I grew up in Eagle Lake, Texas. It is a very small town about 45 miles from here. I believe that is why I like teaching at Pecan Grove Elementary so much. Pecan Grove Elementary is like a big “bohemian” family. We all work together to get the job done. We are willing to pitch in or lend a hand or things to one another when needed. I love what I do. Although my job can be challenging at times, it is also very rewarding. There is nothing like seeing the look in a child’s eye when he or she has accomplished the task being worked on.
I believe that children learn how to function in society through his or her classroom. Making the classroom a safe and risk-free environment allows children to grow. It is important to let children know that it is okay to make mistakes, and even as a teacher, I do not always have the answers. I can learn from children just as they can learn from me. I constantly remind the children that we learn something new everyday.
I believe all children are unique and have different learning styles. You children are very active; therefore, it is important that I make our classroom and curriculum active. Pre-kindergarten children learn through play and experience.
My responsibility as a teacher is to build the foundation for the children’s future. I want to be responsible for a child’s success and allowing him or her to achieve his or her dreams.
Outside of Pecan Grove Elementary, I enjoy spending time with husband Scott. and my two dogs, Molly Mae and Teddy. I have two daughters, Holly and Taylor. Holly is now a teacher and coach at Stephen F. Austin High School. Taylor graduated from Texas State University in May and is now pursuing her dream to received her doctorate in Occupational Therapy. I also had the joy of becoming a Lollie to Stetson James. Stetson is my first grandchild.