This is my third year at Barton Creek Elementary and I am so excited to be here!! My husband Dan and I moved to the Austin area in 2015 from Franklin, TN. Before we lived in Tennessee, we lived in the Houston area for about 19 years. Dan and I have been married for 31 years and have two grown children Joel, who is in Nashville, TN and Rebekah, who is living in Los Angeles Also we have a precious dog - Riley! Our family is the biggest joy of our lives. Dan I have been involved in ministry for over 20 years.
I have been in education for over 20 years teaching in both private and public schools. I am originally from Houston Texas where I earned my Bachelors in Inter Disciplinary Studies EC-4th Grade from LeTourneau University graduating Suma Cum Laude. In my career I have taught 5th and 6th grade level classes as well as music for K-5th grades, and theater for 6th grade and secondary level classes as well as private instruction for voice and piano.
My classroom is built on relationships, empowerment and trust. My strengths in teaching include experiential learning and teaching to multiple learning strengths and personality styles. I am all about FUN, hands on lessons!! I love to teach in an active learning environment where my students can connect to whatever they are learning.
I love to teach and I especially love to teach the “how’s and why’s” but most of all I love kids. It is my goal to make each student feel important and special. This is not a job – it is a call. It’s my honor and privilege to teach your child - something I do not take lightly.