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I was born in Asheville, North Carolina and resided there until I was about 8 years old. My family relocated to Florida and that is where I have resided since I was around 9 years old. I am a mother of two boys, 12 and 5. I have been teaching for 14 years. My interests are watching WWE Wrestling, reading, and going to the beach! I love hanging out with my friends and family with any spare time.
I am a huge Disney fan and love going to theme parks. My favorite actors are Johnny Depp and Dwyane "The Rock" Johnson. I love the profession that I have chosen and couldn't imagine myself doing anything else!
I attended Saint Leo University in Saint Leo, Florida for my Bachelor's in Elementary Education. I graduated with my Bachelor's in 2003. In 2013, I decided to return to school to complete my Masters in Educational Leadership. I completed my Masters through Saint Leo's online program. I graduated from the Masters program in 2015.
I have been in the field of education for 14 years. For the first 12 years of teaching, I taught at Wesley Chapel Elementary School for the first 12 years. At Wesley Chapel, I taught third, fourth, and fifth grade, with the majority of my experience being in fifth grade.
The last two years, I taught at Centennial Elementary School. Here I spent one year as their SSAP (Graduation Enhancement Teacher/Drop Out Prevention). In this position, I made connections and built a rapport with students who were at risk for attendance, academics, or behavior. Last year, I taught 3/4 of a year in 1st grade and was then asked to move up to a 4th grade classroom because of my experience with intermediate students.