I was born and raised on the southside of Chicago, the home of the Chicago White Sox! I grew up in a family of five siblings. I am the middle child. As a child I attended the Chicago Public Schools from Kindergarten through 8th grade. I attended Marist High School, which at the time was an all male Catholic school. I may not be a native born Texan, but I got here as quick as I could.
Elementary School - Chicago Public Schools
High School - Marist High School, Chicago, IL
Quincy University, Quincy, IL (When I went to Quincy it was a college. It is now a university.)
St. Bonaventure University, St. Bonaventure, NY
Trinity University, San Antonio, TX
West Avenue Elementary - Teacher (1989-1995)
Serna Elementary - Teacher (1995-1999) and Assistant Principal (1999-2003)
Fox Run Elementary - Assistant Principal (2003-2004)
Harmony Hills Elementary - Principal (2004-2012)
Las Lomas Elementary - Principal (2012 - Present)
This is my 13th year in education and my fourth year as an assistant principal. I have been with NEISD for 6 years. I started my teaching career in SAISD teaching science, coaching soccer, being a Girls Athletic Director and a Curriculum Coordinator. I then headed to teach technology classes in Comal ISD. My career in NEISD began at Stone Oak teaching 1st and 4th grades. Most recently, I was the Assistant Principal at Hardy Oak Elementary.
I grew up as a military kid and have had the opportunity to live all over the United States and overseas in Germany and South Korea. I graduated from Duluth Central High School in 1991 and from Hamline University in St. Paul, Minnesota in 1995. Although I call Texas home, Duluth, Minnesota is what I consider my hometown.
I have been wonderfully married for 12 years to Greg and we have an energetic 10 year old, Madeline. Our other family members include Daisy and Kiley, a golden retriever and miniature schnauzer; Oliver, the fish; and Deuce, my daughter's horse.
As a family, we enjoy camping in our trailer in state parks across Texas. Our goal is to camp at least once in all of the major parks before Madeline leaves for college.