Degrees and Certifications:
Associates in Fine Arts Bachelors of Arts in Interior Design Masters of Education in Elementary Education Initial NC Teaching Licensure
I was born and raised in Jacksonville, NC. I grew up loving art and dance which has carried with me into my journey as a teacher. My favorite things to do are go to the beach, arts and crafts, cook, go shopping, dance, spend time with family and just relax! Before becoming a teacher, I worked as an Interior Designer and furniture sales consultant. I also taught dance regularly for years and just recently was asked to help a local studio with some classes. As I said, I am from good old J-Ville. You will see pictures of my family, former students, and more in my gallery. You will also see my six silly kitties, 5 funny turtles, and fish in my gallery.
I attended Coastal Carolina Community College right out of high school in 2007. In 2010, I transferred to The Art Institute of Raleigh-Durham where I completed my Bachelor in Interior Design. In December 2017, I graduated with my Masters in Teaching Elementary Education. My next venture will be more Praxis additions to my license to further my ability to assist all students in their education journey. Then there will be National Board Certifications!
I believe learning never ends. I am currently learning more about my food and environmental allergies to help my health. I am also re-learning how to play violin and learning guitar! I can't wait to share my love of learning with all my students. If you learn one new thing each day, you will rest well in the evening.