I am a graduate of both the University of New Mexico and Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary. I received a Bachelor of Science in elementary education with a focus in Language Arts from UNM and a Master of Arts in educational leadership from Golden Gate. I also recently began working on my TESOL (Teaching English as a Second Language) certificate. After getting my undergraduate degree, I worked mainly in pre-K classrooms and spent a short time as an educational assistant for Kindergarten and special education classrooms. I also was a home school teacher for a high school student who had some learning challenges and was trying to get her GED. While finishing up my masters degree, I led the Saturday kids club for Michael's Craft store as well as their summer program. I also was a tutor for Eye Level Learning Center. After receiving my masters, I took a position as the children's minister at First Baptist Church. I was in charge of all of the educational programming for children birth -- sixth grade including any family events. While I have had experience tutoring/teaching all of the elementary subjects, I especially like helping students with their reading and writing. I often had the opportunity to work with students in these areas while I was student teaching and thoroughly enjoyed it. Reading has always been a love of mine and I like sharing that with my students and helping them discover their own abilities in these areas. When working with a student, my goal is to help them be successful. I do this by starting with what already interests them and building connections to the areas that might be a little more challenging. I believe education is very important and I want to instill a love of learning in my students and help them build a solid foundation while they are young so that they can be successful later in life. In my spare time, I love spending time with my nephews and going to the theater. I also love all things Disney.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: University of New Mexico-Main Campus - Bachelor of Science, Elementary School Teaching
Graduate Degree: Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary - Master of Arts, Education
I enjoy reading, going to the theater, and spending time with my family. I also love musicals and all things Disney.