I am in my 27th year of teaching, and my 20th year in Plano ISD for the 2021-2022 school year. I currently teach 8th grade English. Before teaching, I was an undergraduate student at Baylor University in Waco, TX. I graduated with a bachelor's degree in Music Education in 1994 (I was a violin major). Several years down the road in 2007, I decided to go through the Master's program offered by PISD at the time, and I graduated with a master's degree in Curriculum and Instruction.
My philosophy of teaching is to value the commitment of being an educator in all its glory. While my students may not remember their parts of speech, they will; however, remember how I made them feel in my classroom. Thus, one of my primary objectives at the beginning of each school year is to build relationships with both my parents and my students, because students don't learn from teachers they don't like!
Undergraduate Degree: Baylor University - Bachelor of Science, Music Teacher Education
Graduate Degree: University of North Texas - Master of Science, Curriculum and Instruction
When I am not at school, I enjoy being active. I love working out, fellowshipping with friends on a patio, shopping, meditating, playing my instrument, and reading.
Elementary School English
Elementary School Reading
High School English
Middle School English
Middle School Reading
Middle School Reading Comprehension
Study Skills and Organization