This is my 15th year teaching in NEISD. I taught for 4 years as a middle school math and science teacher. This is my 11th year as an elementary Gifted and Talented (G/T) Kindergarten - 5th grade teacher and my 10th year at Olmos Elementary.
I have my Texas Educator Certifications as an EC-6th grade Elementary Generalist, as a 4th-8th grade Secondary Generalist, and in 4th-8th grade Secondary Mathematics. I also have training and certification in Pre-AP Math, Pre-AP Science, and Gifted and Talented elementary and secondary education (Kinder-12th grade).
In addition to teaching the G/T students at Olmos Elementary, I have been the Olmos' Robotics coach since 2014 and our award-winning Olmos' VEX Robotics team qualified for the 2022 VEX Robotics World Championship! I am also the sponsor for two coding clubs, the Owlettes Who Code and the Techno-OWLS, and each year both of our coding clubs are at capacity. In addition, I have co-sponsored the Olmos Dance Club with our music teacher since 2013 and our dance club members continually shine each year at our school performances.
The 2022-2023 school year will be my third year serving as an Ambassador in the NEISD Arts Integration Cohort. Ambassadors work collaboratively with the Tobin Arts Center to demonstrate and share creative ways to integrate the arts within the content area in the classroom. This school year is my second year as a NEISD Inspiring Innovator working directly with our campus ITS to create and share innovative technology projects in the classroom.
I am honored to have represented Olmos Elementary as the NEISD 2018 Trinity Prize for Excellence in Teaching Award Recipient. In addition, I was privileged to be the 2016 NEISD Teacher of the Year for Olmos Elementary. I am also proud to be a lifetime recipient of the Texas PTA Honorary Life Membership Award. From 2019-2021, I was an elected staff member of NEISD's DEIC (District Educational Improvement Committee). Additionally, I am humbled to have been selected for four consecutive years as a North East Educational Foundation (NEEF) grant recipient for 2016-2017, 2017-2018, 2018-2019 and 2019-2020. I also had the unique opportunity to be chosen as the NEEF grant recipient guest speaker at the 2019 North East Educational Foundation Gala.
I have been married to my wonderfully supportive husband for 27 years. I am a NEISD K-12 Honor graduate, as well as both of our two children. Our son is now a Network Systems Administrator at the corporate office of one of the largest private companies specializing in petroleum and convenience stores. He was a UTSA Distinguished Presidential Scholar in the College of Business and majored in Cyber Security and Information Systems & Technology. Our daughter is now an Apparel Designer at the corporate office of a leading, global retailer specializing in apparel and accessories. She was a UT-Austin Dean's Honored Graduate in the College of Natural Sciences and majored in Textile and Apparel. We are extremely proud of both of their accomplishments!
Our latest additions to our family are our two rescued Huskies (pictured below). We love our adorable fur babies!