Welcome to second grade! I am so excited to be your child's English Language Arts teacher. There's a lot of excitement ahead of us, including new teachers to meet, new books to read, new friends to meet and new skills to master...and I look forward to sharing in those exciting times with you and your child.
Let me tell you a little about myself. I grew up in a small Texas town called Bridge City. My mother was an English teacher for 27 years, and I decided to follow in her footsteps. I attended Lamar University in Beaumont Texas to make that dream possible. (Go Cardinals!) I taught ELA at Mauriceville Elementary for five years before my family and I moved to beautiful Magnolia. In the last eight years, I could be found teaching at both Magnolia West High School working with Special Education Functional Academics (CORE) classes and then at Williams Elementary. I have been at Williams for six years and absolutely love my position here. Five years ago, I decided that I shine in the second grade classroom. I am so happy that this year I will stay in second grade again and be working with your child. I feel incredibly blessed to be at such an amazing school.
I have been married for 18 years and have a precious 12 year old son that is in sixth grade here in Magnolia. He attended Williams Elementary before moving up to the sixth and seventh grade campuses. My family has two dogs. One is a rescue dog named Vader (who my son named after Darth Vader when he was younger) and her puppy, Cooper. We also have another fur baby. A cat named Socks (Just don’t tell her she is a cat, she tends to think of herself as head of the household!)
When I'm not in the classroom with your child, you can find me with my family, watching my son in a tennis match or playing in a band concert, helping my husband with our family business (Impulse Fishing Rods), taking care of the animals, or working with various organizations.
My goal is to ensure that every student feel safe, secure, and to be happy so that they can reach their full potential. Every child has their own success story and I am blessed to be a part of their lives. Together we will make this an amazing year.