Welcome to Multimedia, Adobe Visual Certification, Intro to Computer Programming and AP Computer Programming. I am very excited to be teaching at Statesville High School after working in the Business, Marketing, Graphic Design, Publishing, Events, Finance, and Photography industry for over the last 10 years. Mostly I am thrilled to bring real life experience to the classroom and help prepare our students for a very competitive advanced education and employment environment. It is my goal to make sure that the skills we practice and acquire in my classes will enable students to optimize their job experience.
My Classroom Mission
It is my mission to help cultivate a mindset in my students that mirrors a willingness to overcome with a mindset that focuses on perseverance, discipline, awareness and inner peace to their mastery of technology, digital media, and accounting.
I was born in California and raised in New Mexico. I moved to North Carolina in 1989 and attended UNC Charlotte for my undergraduate in English Education. I taught High School English, Journalism and Creative Writing at South Roman for 3 years while working on my Masters in Library Information and Research Science. After receiving my masters I worked in Stanly County for 3 years while getting my National Board Certification. Then worked at an at risk school in Charlotte Mecklenburg.
Then I left teaching to launch a successful photography, event planning, marketing and business development company. I also launched and published, Lake Norman Woman Magazine in 2007. For the last 10 years I have worked on a variety of projects for small businesses in the Lake Norman Area as a business development coach, marketing specialist, graphic, web, photography and event design.
I have two amazing kids ages 8 & 10 and I came back to teaching so I can have more time with them and bring my business experience to our students.
My passions include working out, volunteering for local organizations, and I am involved in amazing events that support the community.