I grew up in San Antonio, TX and graduated from The University of Texas at Austin (Hook 'em, Horns!). I am currently in a graduate program, working on my Master's degree in Speech Pathology through Texas Woman's University. I have a Bachelor of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders, and I am a licensed Speech Language Pathology Assistant. After graduation, I taught preschoolers in a "total communication" setting (using oral language along with sign language) at The Callier Center for Communication Disorders at the University of Texas at Dallas.
My husband, Greg and I moved to the Midwest in 1998 where I homeschooled my daughters for 8 years. I have always been passionate about education and specifically, tailoring learning to the unique needs of each individual student. Our family moved back to Texas in 2008 (finally). I provided in-home speech therapy as a Speech Language Pathology Assistant with Park Cities Speech, Language, and Learning Center before joining the Lovejoy team in 2010. My oldest daughter, Abby, is a graduate of LHS and majoring in mechanical engineering at Texas Tech, my middle daughter, Emma is majoring in neuroscience at UT Austin, and my youngest, Grace is a 7th grader at Willow Springs Middle School.
I love to jog outside, not on a treadmill. I am a big Texas Rangers baseball fan and go to games whenever possible. I enjoy reading, listening to music, going on dates with my husband, watching good movies, trying new foods, visiting inspiring art galleries, and spending time with my daughters.
I was born in San Antonio, TX and grew up there. I went to college in Austin, TX and then lived in Plano, TX before moving to Cedar Rapids, IA and then to Hesston, KS. We have lived in Allen, TX since 2008. I have traveled to various states, Monterrey, Mexico, Montego Bay, Jamaica, and New Zealand.
I am excited to serve students at Willow Springs and Lovejoy High School this year! I love the opportunity I have to meet and work with such amazing and unique students everyday. As I strive to make a difference in their lives, they are continually making a profound difference in mine. Yes, I do have the best job in the world.