I am a graduate of Virginian Wesleyan College in Norfolk, Virginia. I earned my Associate's degree from Tidewater Community College, where I graduate Magna Cum Laude, and garnered a half tuition scholarship to a college of my choice. I chose to attend Virginian Wesleyan, my Bachelor's degree from there was Cum Laude, and my experiences were remarkable. At Virginian Wesleyan, I was afforded the opportunity to complete my Spanish language requirements by living in Puebla, Mexico for a summer, while attending the University of Madera.
Prior to graduating, I was offered a contract to teach Social Studies for Norfolk Public Schools, and have enjoyed a rewarding career as a seventh-grade classroom Teacher. I have taught gifted and learning disabled students in a regular classroom setting. Some rewarding teaching experiences have happened as I formed and directed "Ladies First", an after-school program to encourage girls to gain the knowledge and expertise in becoming young ladies. I brought in positive female role models such as two university female presidents and a model agency, although we also were involved in community, and charitable work as well. In addition, I led a course of Court Room Law for middle school, where our team won the competition in the district. Another joy in my life has been teaching Introductory Debate for the STEM program for Gifted students for the College of William & Mary. I firmly believe that we must continue to encourage our students to become world citizens by including current events, primary source documents, foreign languages, and oral debate in the classroom.
In my spare time, I can be found out doors, in the park, kayaking, canoeing, and attending concerts and art shows. My favorite way to spend my time is with my family and friends, but most importantly my two-year old grandson.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Virginia Wesleyan College - Bachelor of Science, History and Social Sciences
Canoeing and kayaking, concerts, art shows, reading and cooking.