I was born and raised in Iredell County. I am beginning my 16th year in the Iredell-Statesville School System. I started my career in education as a teacher's assistant in a middle school EC classroom/EC bus driver. I taught 7 years at West Middle in an EC classroom. In 2009 I moved across the road to West High School where I worked for 3 years in Inclusion classrooms until opening the LI classroom here at West.
My undergraduate degree is in Sociology -minor in Psychology and my graduate degree is in teaching Special Education, both obtained from UNC-Charlotte. I am certified K-12 in mental disabilities, general curriculum in Science, Social Studies, Math and English, Adaptive Curriculum and Severe needs.