Degrees and Certifications:
- Bachelors in Early Childhood Education from Oklahoma State University - Masters in Early Childhood Special Education from University of Texas at Austin - Generalist Certificate EC-6 - Special Education Certificate - English as a Second Language Certificate
I was born and raised here in Plano, Texas. I came full circle when I got a job here at Pearson ECS as a first year teacher in 2012.
Upon completion of my Bachelors degree in Stillwater, I realized that I wasn't quite done being a student. I knew I wanted to work with young children but something was missing with my general education degree. I applied for the Early Childhood Special Education Graduate program and the University of Texas at Austin for that following year. There are many shades of orange hanging in my closet! I had found my calling working with children with special needs.
I have taught a variety of classes here at Pearson from a mixed age integration model to Active and Experiential Learning. I am entering my 3rd year as the Special Education Team Leader. I have enjoy being a resource for families and getting to work with ALL of our students and families. My second favorite part of the job is working with and training our amazing staff here at Pearson.
In my free time, I love to take my golden retriever (Jake) to the dog park, watch college football and cook with my husband.