I am a Fort Worth native and have lived in the north Texas area my entire life. I earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Habilitation of the Deaf (or Deaf Education) from Texas Christian University. I have always enjoyed working with and teaching children with learning differences. I taught for 8+ years in special education in the public school system before becoming a mom to two sons. When my boys began attending Mother's Day out programs, I also started teaching at the various MDO programs. I taught the Pre - K 3 classes for nine years. In 2018, I worked as an art assistant/part-time art teacher. In August 2020, I became the Director of the Covenant Academic Support Program and CASP teacher for grades 1-4. I am grateful for this opportunity and love working with our students and their families.
When you were a child, what did you want to be when you grew up? A veterinarian or an architect (I NEVER thought I would be a teacher)
Why do you choose to work at CCA? I choose to work at CCA because I can do what I enjoy while sharing my faith with my students, their parents, and my coworkers.
What is one fun fact about you? I was a Child Life Specialist Volunteer at Cook Children's Hospital. I got to play games, read, watch movies, make and eat special snacks, make crafts, and, most importantly, be a friend to children as they were fighting cancer. I did whatever the child wanted to do. It was a sweet time mingled with lots of difficult realities. I loved my experience.
What is your favorite book of all time? Thank you, Mr. Falker by Patricia Polacco - It is based on the true life experience of the author, and I relate to this book as a student and teacher. It inspires my passion for helping others overcome challenges.
What is one thing that can instantly make your day better? Genuinely kind encouragement or affirmations wrapped in chocolate! Or PIE!!
What do you like to do for fun? I like traveling, creating art and making crafts, reading, watching movies, and spending quality time with my family and friends.