I grew up in Dallas and from an early age understood the importance of education. My single mother drove me far away from my home to the schools she deemed fit to educate me appropriately. Because of this, I have always truly loved to learn. Upon completing high school at Bishop Dunne Catholic in Dallas I moved north of the Red River where I received a BA in Sociology at the University of Oklahoma. Norman is a great town which further instilled in me a want for knowledge and leadership. As president of the OU NAACP I gained an additional passion, a passion to educate others. I brought this desire back home with me and continued my education by receiving a Master of Liberal Studies from the Annette Caldwell Simmons College of Education at SMU. I now work in DISD and truly take pride in being a teacher and watching my students grow. I honestly care about the success of all the kids I work with and will do whatever it takes to help children learn.
Oklahoma - BA, Sociology
Southern Methodist University - MLS, Liberal Studies
What is your teaching philosophy?
I have a whole group teaching philosophy supplemented with small group reinforcement. When in whole groups, I utilize many multiple response strategies to make sure all students are involved. I believe every student can substantially progress daily with hard work and practice.
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
I think it is important to get to know my students. I frequently use ice breakers on the first day of school, and I would do the same the first couple of tutoring sessions.