I was raised in Mesquite, Texas. My Father was a University Professor in Social Work and my Mother was a career Teacher in Texas Public Schools. She retired in 1997 after 35 years of teaching First grade. I returned to Mesquite after graduation. I taught for 14 years in the Mesquite Schools teaching PreK, Kindergarten, 7 years in Pre-First and one long year in First grade. I realized Early Childhood was my passion after my year in First grade! I was raised in Public schools from the beginning and now over 50 years later I still believe this is the best place for your child. I have a son who graduated from Plano Schools and is a Junior in College studying Science. I began in PISD with the start of the Early Childhood Schools. This is my 31st year in Texas Public Schools. I am the Team Leader of the Jungle Neighborhood.
I graduated in 1987 with a Bachelor of Science in Education degree with a concentration in Teachers of Young Children, from The University of Texas at Austin. In 1992, I graduated from Texas Woman’s University at Denton with a Master of Education.
I have the following Certifications
Elementary Early Childhood Education 1998 –Lifetime
Elementary Self-Contained PK-6 1998 –Lifetime
English as a Second Language
I held a Gifted Certification in Elementary Education until 2014.
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