Who am I?
I believe you must bring your whole self to the table if you want to make an impact in today’s world of education; your personality, your sense of humor, and most importantly, your heart. All of these elements brought me to embark on my education journey.
I have taught grades 5-7 in Special Education for the last 9 years in Ohio. I was born and raised in Columbus, Ohio. After high school, I attended Ohio University where I majored in Electrical Engineering. After 1 year I transferred to Elizabeth City State University. I ended up changing my major to Special Education after 2 years. This decision came after working as an engineering intern at a company in Columbus during my first two years of college and realizing that sitting at a desk for 8+ hours a day wouldn't complete my purpose.
My WHY for teaching started to develop while landing a job as an aid at an assisted living for Alzheimer's & Dementia residents. Working with these residents showed me just how precious life is and how we must take advantage of every day. After speaking with my father who taught school for over 35 years, he asked me if I ever thought about teaching school. Up until that moment, I had never thought about teaching in a school however, I did have a passion for helping others.
Fast forward a few months later, I find myself changing my major to Special Education to help those most in need, Special Education students. In 2010 I returned home to embark on my education journey. Currently, I am working as a Middle School teacher and wrestling coach.
I invite you to explore my site, learn about my passions, and explore what excites and interests you as well.