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I am excited to be working this year with students in 3rd Grade Reading, Writing, and Social Studies.
 
I earned a Bachelors of Science degree, in Early Childhood and Elementary Education with specializations in Elementary Reading and Social Studies from Stephen F. Austin State University in 2000 and a Masters of Education degree, in Educational Administration and Supervision from Arizona State University in 2003. Along with my degrees, I am also certified to teach English Second Language Learners and Gifted and Talented students.
 
My career began in Garland ISD teaching self-contained 4th grade. After attending Arizona State for graduate school, I moved to Hazlet, New Jersey where I taught kindergarten. In 2007, we (finally!) came home to Texas. After taking a few years off to raise my children, I joined the Tomball ISD family originally as a parent, then a sub, then a long term sub, and finally as a full-time teacher in 2015.
 
My husband, son, and daughter, Shamus, Peyton, Kallee, and I moved to Tomball in 2013. We enjoy traveling.  During the summer of 2018, I completed my goal of traveling to all 50 of the United States (my last one was Oregon).  I love our National Park system (and have loved when my own children were 4th graders to take advantage of the Every Kid in a Park (free pass) initiative).  I've had the pleasure of experiencing our world with some travel - including some "not-so-common ones" like Haiti, Iceland, Taiwan, Croatia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Montenegro, and Slovenia (yet I've never been to France, England, or Spain).  I love learning historical things - especially my beloved Texas.  When I'm not teaching, learning, traveling, running, or taking my kids to various events, I love spending time with extended family (I have one brother who is married with two boys), football (Go Badgers, Lumberjacks, Sun Devils, Cowboys, and Texans), and hanging out at the lake (any lake will do, but it is primarily Lake Texoma... on the Oklahoma side).
 
I have always considered communication something that is important to keep the parent-teacher-student relationship positive.  Please let me know if you ever have any questions I can help with.