There is no question that education in this day and age is a privilege. Although there are thousands of students that attend school each year, under the same roof and in the same building together, the pathways that led them there look very diverse. For some, growing up, college was an expectation, rather than an exception. For others, the fight for admission was arduous and was pursued by a fight to remain accepted. I fall under the fight category.
I am a first-generation college student, who worked vigorously to get where I am today. Most expected me to fall like generations before me, which drove me to excel. With hard work and dedication, I obtained my bachelor's in elementary education from Howard Payne University, surpassed my own goals, and became a responsible citizen, role model, and teacher to the younger generations.
As an elementary teacher, I have been able to help young children develop social skills and positive learning habits in an enthusiastic, stimulating, and positive classroom environment. As an elementary educator, I have fostered the social and intellectual development of students, in hopes that one day, they too will also become a responsible community member.
As most do, I grew older, married, and had children of my own. Upon having my son, he developed a medical condition which lead to multiple years in the Dell Children's Hospital, several specialist visits, and even more doctor visits. It was then that I realized that while I loved being in the classroom, I wanted to do more for children and build on my existing knowledge of the toddler and adolescent age group. Thus, I decided to pursue a second degree in Pediatric Nursing. In all, I have a Bachelor's of Science in Elementary Education, a General Studies degree, an Associate of Science degree, and I am currently working on my Doctorate of Nursing in Pediatrics.
School was never easy for me, thus I had to find different learning styles for myself. This allowed me to better understand that while we are all working towards an educational goal, the learning styles we use to get there are very different. This is how I have learned to tailor different lesson plans and activities for the different learning styles of children, in Kinder through fifth grade and help them
all succeed, while having fun!
With my extensive background knowledge and my passion to help mold the younger generation, your scholar will be more than just a name in the system, as we will work together to build a relationship and learning style that best suits their needs!
If your student is in Kinder - Fifth grade, let's get together and redefine learning into something positive and fun while ensuring their success!
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Howard Payne University - Bachelor of Science, Early Childhood Education
Graduate Degree: Howard Payne University - Doctor of Public Health, Early Childhood Education
I Enjoy: *Church *Walking *Hiking *Swimming in our pool or at the beach *Sports *Arts and Crafts *Spending time with my kids and husband I am also the cheer coach and cheer coordinator for the local Youth League!