Degrees and Certifications:
BSed in Recreation Administration Teaching License
I am originally from Kansas City, Missouri; where most of my extended family still live. My father was a Marine, so I spent my childhood between the bases in Millington, TN and El Toro, CA. After high school I attended the University of Memphis where I earned my BSED.
Before earning my teaching license, I was involved in the aquatics program at the YMCA in Memphis, TN and Prairie Village, KS. I was in charge of the swim lesson program and running private classes. I taught people of every age how to swim or be comfortable around water. I even taught some aerobic classes during my time there.
I went back to school to obtain my teaching licensure at the University of Memphis Graduate Program. After completing my program I applied to schools in Memphis. I received a job in the fall of 2003 teaching 5th grade. I have enjoyed my time in Memphis and miss all the great educators I had the pleasure of working with.
I moved to Onslow County in 2009 to be closer to the beach and my brother. I have enjoyed my time here, especially going the the beaches every summer. My mom moved down here with me to get away from brutal Kansas winters. I enjoy having my family near me and to be able to visit my brother often.