Welcome to third grade! I am excited to be your child's teacher this year. This is my 23nd year of teaching, and my 13th year at Oakland. I graduated from Stephen F. Austin University with a degree in Elementary Education and a minor in reading. I am also ESL and GT certified. I have a son who just graduated from Texas A&M and another who just started as a freshman! They both attended Oakland, so it has been fun for me to watch my boys progress from year to year. I enjoy reading, walking in the evenings, traveling with my family, and cheering for my favorite football and baseball teams! I believe communication is the key to a successful school year, so please feel free to email me with any concerns or questions. My favorite part of teaching is watching the children grow into independent thinkers who are confident enough to tackle any question or problem. I know this is going to be an amazing year!