I am a native Texan with a B.A. in History and Elementary Education and an M.Ed. in Educational Leadership from the University of Texas at Arlington. I spent almost twenty years in public education as a teacher, interventionist, administrator, and consultant. I began at CCA as a 7th and 8th-grade English teacher. I have served as English Department Chair and am now the high school's principal. I am a proud parent of a CCA graduate and a current CCA student. I am privileged to work in a place that has given so much to my own children and family.
When you were a child, what did you want to be when you grew up? A teacher
Why do you choose to work at CCA? I believe God has placed me here, and I am passionate about communicating his truth to the students he entrusts to us. I am honored to have the opportunity to educate them well while pointing them to Christ.
What is one fun fact about you? I was employed as a professional violinist during my first two years of college.
What is your favorite book of all time? Ask a former English teacher this question, and you get a paragraph! My favorite childhood book was The Snowy Day because I can still remember trying to figure out what happened to that snowball as my father read it to me. My favorite novel to teach children is Number the Stars because it is a beautiful story of courage and commitment. My favorite book in college was Pride and Prejudice because it taught me the value of classic literature. And the most influential book I have read as an adult is Mere Christianity because it strengthened my testimony of faith.
What is one thing that can instantly make your day better? Visiting a CCA humanities classroom or interacting with our high school students
What do you like to do for fun? Travel