I teach dual credit Medical Terminology; dual credit Pathophysiology; Anatomy & Physiology; and Principles of Health Science at LHS. I look forward to working with the students in my classes!
I started full-time teaching in 2019. I wear two hats at Lovejoy High School-one as a teacher for high school classes and the other as a dual credit instructor as Adjunct Faculty via Collin College. I am a graduate of Texas A&M-BS in Health and UTMB-Galveston with a BS in Physical Therapy and a Master's in Gerontology (study of the elderly). I am currently pursuing my doctorate in physical therapy from St. Scholastica in Minnesota.
My healthcare experience started in 1993 when I graduated from Physical Therapy School. My physical therapy career has included providing services in acute care hospitals and inpatient rehab facilities; serving as a clinical instructor for therapy students to prepare them for graduation; working in the foreign mission field to provide services to indigent populations in Africa, India, and Mexico; managing an inpatient rehabilitation unit in a large 1000 bed teaching hospital; and research, including published research in the Journal of Geriatrics.
I am still practicing as a physical therapist in addition to teaching. My physical therapy focus is primarily working with significantly impaired adults after a head injury, stroke, amputation, debility for medical reasons /or orthopedic and cardiac surgeries. While I love what I do as a physical therapist, my long-term goal has always been to teach as I advance in my career and into retirement. I am truly blessed to have this opportunity via Lovejoy High School and Collin College.
Please do not hesitate to let me know if you have questions along the way.