Degrees and Certifications:
St. Mary's University-BA Interdisciplinary Reading Teaching Experience: 1995-1999 Redland Oaks Elementary 2003-2004 Ed White Middle School 2004-2010 Redland Oaks Elementary 2010-current Thousand Oaks Elementary
I am excited to be the Gifted and Talented teacher for Thousand Oaks Elementary Schools.
This is my 24th year in the North East Independent School District. I began my career teaching 5th grade at Redland Oaks Elementary. After taking a few years off to stay home with family, I taught 7th grade at Ed White Middle School. I then went back to Redland Oaks where I taught 3rd and 4th grade Inclusion before moving to a Gifted and Talented position.
I am married and have a Boston Terrier, Harley, who makes me laugh daily. I enjoy reading, traveling, hiking, and running competitive 5ks, 10ks, and half marathons. I have also ridden the MS 150.
I was honored to be chosen as the Redland Oaks Elementary Teacher of the Year for the 2011 school year. In 2014, I received the Superintendent's Award. I was also surprised to receive at Thousand Oaks Elementary the Outstanding Teacher Award in 2015. In 2016, I was named Teacher of the Year at Thousand Oaks for the 2017 school year. In 2017, I was honored with the PTA Life Membership. I have also been lucky enough to have received 2 NEEF grants throughout the years.
My goal is to teach children to be critical thinkers, creative problem solvers, and to work with students to practice their ability to be leaders.
Monday: 1st & 2nd Grade
Tuesday: 3rd Grade
Wednesday: 4th Grade
Thursday: 5th grade