My daughter Avery and I on our summer trip to Ohio. This is the 5th summer that we have driven from Texas to Ohio, Ohio to Iowa, and Iowa to Texas. We got to see lots of family and friends! Travel is important to me. We are currently planning a trip to take Avery to Europe for the first time.
I have a goal of getting a second master's degree or my PhD in education. I have loved learning my entire life and can't imagine a time when I am ever ready to stop learning. I strive to find new methods and resources to use in my classroom. I like sharing my ideas and collaborating with others.
These are my parents and Avery at the 4th of July parade in Norwalk, Ohio. My dad has been a fireman for my entire life. I rode the firetruck with my parents when I was a kid, so this is a fun tradition that I get to now share with my daughter. Parades in small town America are so patriotic and I love them because of the traditions they represent. Education is a tradition in my family. My family tree is made up of lots of educators in different capacities. I have always known I wanted to be a teacher.