Degrees and Certifications:
I've been a part of Southwest Middle School since it opened in 1995! I've taught several subjects and currently teach 7th grade English Language Arts. Language Arts includes: Reading, Writing, Listening, and Speaking. Helping students be successful in school and life is very important to me.
Degrees I hold include a Masters in Special Education, and a Bachelor of Arts in both English and American Studies. Certification areas include English, English Laguage Learners, and Special Education.
Teaching, although my true passion, is not my first career. For six years I managed a telecommunications company in Kansas City and Colorado Springs, CO. Being part of the Lawrence community is very important to me and I've worked with several non-profits in our city.