About Me
College(s) Attended/Degrees Earned
Northern Arizona University
  • BS in Secondary History Education with a minor in English Education (1997)
  • Taught 3 years on the Apache Indian Reservation at Alchesay High School in Whiteriver, Arizona.
  • Moved to NC in 2001 and I have taught at KMS ever since.
   University of North Carolina- Charlotte
  • Masters in Middles Grades Social Studies Education (2010)
  • Published in English Journal September, 2010
   North Carolina Teaching Certifications
  • Middle Grade Social Studies (6-9)
  • Middle Grades Language Arts (6-9)
  • Social Studies (9-12)
Educational Philosophy/Vision:

"If you study to remember, you will forget, but, if you study to understand,

you will remember." -Anonymous

I once had a student call me a tough love teacher.  I totally agreed with her.  I love my job and my students but I have high expectations for them.  As long as a student does his or her very best, puts forth 100% effort, then that student will pass and succeed.  I believe that learning is as much about the process as it is the product.   I tell my students on day one that I will lead you to the learning, but it is up to them to do the actually thinking and work.