Teaching is and always will be my “first love” as an occupation. As an elementary student growing up in my hometown of Columbus OH, I knew that I was born to teach. I have been teaching for a number of years, working with students from all academic levels--elementary, middle and high school, and traditional and nontraditional college students. After my first teaching job at Grandview Heights High School for two years, I was recruited to work in higher education administration at Franklin University in Columbus where I stayed for seven years. After that I worked at a variety of corporations for many years. Working in business allowed me to travel around the world and make friends in Japan, China, Singapore, Indonesia, Australia, Mexico, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Spain, Singapore, Canada, England and France. Knowing Spanish gives a person options! In 2007, I went back to teaching. I moved to Huntsville Alabama in August of 2013 and started teaching at Lee High School the very next day. I love teaching at Lee because it is a melting pot of life experiences, survival skills, rising-above skills, fun and laughter, performance arts, and mutual teaching and learning. It’s a community where great things happen to, with, and for great kids! I’m excited to try some new strategies in my class this year and see how fast the students develop their Spanish.
B.A. in Spanish, Ohio Northern University
M.A. in Spanish Literature, The Ohio State University
Class B, Elementary-Secondary Spanish Education