I’ve spent time in classrooms during most of the years of my life. I attended kindergarten through high school in Helena, Arkansas. College brought me to the University of Dallas where I studied psychology and English and got certified to teach. I taught at Irving High School from 1982 until 1989 when I began graduate school at Texas Woman’s University. Years of volunteering in my son and daughter’s schools followed, including: leading Junior Great Books, Go Van Gogh, Art to Go, mentoring, and 12 years serving on the LISD Board of Trustees. I taught English IV and creative writing at McKinney North High School from 2008-2011. Joining the SCIS faculty as a 6th grade teacher is a dream come true.
My family includes my husband David and adult children Reo and Cameron. We moved to Fairview in 1998.
Outside of school I love to spend time in my yard, cook yummy, healthy food, walk or jog almost every day, read books, plays, newspapers, and blogs, and write about life. I’m a Dallas Morning News volunteer columnist. Check out some of my columns: