Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor's Of Business Administration in International Business and Marketing with a Minor in Spanish-University of Texas Early Childhood Certification,EC-8- University of Texas @ Tyler Master's Of Education - University of North Texas Certifications: English as a Second Language-All Level, PACE (Talented and Gifted)
First Grade Team Leader
Experience in Education: This is my 24th wonderful year as a Plano ISD first grade teacher! I began at Miller Elementary but have been here at Hunt since we opened the doors in 2005. I have participated in curriculum writing for the district and love all aspects of planning for our students best learning opportunities.
Background: I'm a native Texan who grew up in Tennessee. And, although I love my Volunteer State, I got back to Texas as soon as I could! I graduated from the University of Texas and then spent a short time in the business sector. I quite soon realized that my heart belonged to teaching and I went on to get my teaching degree from UT Tyler and my Masters in Education from the University of North Texas. I have had the honor of receiving the Plano ISD Foundation Teacher's Grant, the Hunt Elementary Teacher of the Year Award and the Hunt PTA Lifetime Membership Award and recently I was selected to be a PISD Teacher Extern. It is both satisfying and humbling to be rewarded for doing something you love so much!
Interests: Playing and watching sports of all kinds, traveling, reading, decorating (and re-decorating), and trying new recipes.
"Children are human beings to whom respect is due, superior to us by reason if their innocence and of the greater possibilities of their future." -Maria Montessori
"That is the way to learn the most, that when you are doing something with such enjoyment that you don’t notice that the time passes.” -Albert Einstein
"A good teacher is like a candle- it consumes itself to light the way for others." -Unknown