This is my third year teaching at Lovejoy, and I am looking forward to the new school year! This year, I have the unique opportunity to teach 7th grade PreAP English at Willow Springs Middle School as well as English IV at Lovejoy High School. I am very excited about working with two very different groups of students and sharing my passion for reading and writing with them!
I am an avid reader and love to talk about books. My students say I'm a book nerd, which is definitely true. I love Shakespeare, Harry Potter, and everything in between! My goal is to do everything I can to help create a culture of reading within Lovejoy ISD.
I have a Bachelor of Arts degree in English-Rhetoric from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and I completed my MBA with Columbia University in 2012. Prior to teaching, I worked as a civil service employee for the United States Department of Defense where I held several leadership and management positions in areas such as strategic planning, statistical data analysis, and project management.
My husband, Jon, is a Navy veteran who now works for Mercedes Benz of McKinney. My son, Kai, is a sophomore at Lovejoy High School who loves art and football. We moved back to Texas in April 2015 after spending three years living abroad in Germany and traveling through Europe. It was an amazing experience, but we are so glad to be back in Texas!