As a high school student I began to tutor fellow students at my school. I have always enjoyed helping people. While obtaining my bachelor's degree from Morris Brown College in psychology, I tutored at the student center part-time. After graduation, I started working as a paraprofessional with Clayton County Schools and continued to tutor students in the after school program. I became more passionate about learning when I became a parent of a son who struggled in school. We worked diligently on his school work, but he continued to struggle.
After being told my son needed an individual educational plan, I went into learning mode. I went about learning as much as I could about special education and techniques to help my son as I could. This created a new passion for learning and helping other students that struggled like my son. In my fourth year of education, I decided to go back to school and obtain my Masters in Education with a concentration in Special Education. After graduation I began teaching special education in Georgia the year of 2012. I have worked with high school students, middle school, and elementary students in my 5 years as a special education teacher here in Atlanta. I enjoy helping students learn and be successful in their own way. It is an awesome feeling when students finally learn a concept that they have struggled with and when you help a student have success, you help build confident students.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Morris Brown College - Bachelors, Psychology
Graduate Degree: Grand Canyon University - Masters, Education concentration in Special Education
I enjoy traveling and trying new foods.
Q & A
What is your teaching philosophy?
My teaching philosophy is the belief that all children desire to learn and be successful. As an educator passionate about student success, I exercise patience and encouragement in working with students. I believe students must be provided individualized support and praise as they accomplish each milestone or goal, no matter how small. I also believe educators, specialists, and family members must stay connected, to encourage the success of students, both in and outside of the classroom. I truly appreciate and learn from every experience with a child and their family.