Odessa, Texas is where I was born and raised in the Friday Night Lights Permian Panther Football excitement! Though, I didn't play football, I knew I would always decorate with the colors black and white.. well, not really, but it was Mrs. Gaines, my second grade teacher, and also the wife of the Head Permian Panther Football coach, that switched on the light bulb that set the course for me up until this very day. Mrs. Gaines along with Mr. Ramirez, Mrs. McDonald, Mrs. Stoehr, Mrs. Willard, and so many other phenomenal teachers influenced me and encouraged me that I could do anything that I wanted in life. Little did they know, that I already knew sitting in that 2nd grade class that I wanted to be just like them and teach.
I have been teaching English and Social Studies going on 13 years. Three of those years were spent teaching 6th grade in McKinney at Faubion Middle School. This is my 10th year in Lovejoy and I have been teaching 5th and 6th grade ELAR/SS. This year I will be teaching 5ht Grade Social Studies! Teaching is my passion!
When I am not teaching, I spend time with my husband, Jason, and my two daughters, Bailey and Taylor, along with my dogs, Snuggy and Ellie. Bailey is a WSMS 8th grader this year and Taylor is in 5th grade at SCIS. They both play softball, volleyball and swim all the time! They are growing so fast that weeds can't catch up to them. I have heard the saying "in a blink of an eye they grow up." I intend to blink very slow!!
I love to learn and I love to teach what I have learned. I am inspired by determination and willingness to tackle challenges. Do you know you are a genius and matter? Come matter and use your genius with me!!
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Available Tutoring Times: (by invitation only)
Tuesdays and Thursdays 2:55-3:30 pm
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