My 15-year career in public education included roles as a classroom teacher for Grades 3 and 5, reading interventionist, and district instructional specialist. In each of these roles, my primary focus was on improving reading fluency and comprehension skills in elementary education.
I live in Katy, Texas, with my husband and two furry beasts, Augie (mini-Aussie) and Tigger (fat tabby cat). The youngest of my three children goes to UT Austin, and my two older children graduated from there as well. They have followed in my footsteps! I received my Master's Degree from UT Arlington in Curriculum and Instruction, and I hold Master Reading Teacher and Reading Specialist certifications with the State of Texas.
Fostering a love of learning, in general, and a love of reading, more specifically, are my goals with all of my students. Through tutoring, I hope to continue my commitment to excellence in building literacy skills with you!
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: The University of Texas at Austin - Bachelor in Arts, Political Science and Government
Graduate Degree: The University of Texas at Arlington - Masters in Education, Curriculum and Instruction
In addition to a serious reading addiction, I am an avid animal lover. I adore dogs, cats, and horses, but I love spending time outside just observing all of nature's creatures. I work hard to achieve a good balance between my home and work commitments.