My husband and I moved to Texas in the summer of 2014 from St. Louis, Missouri. I previously worked as a counselor at Lindbergh High School in St. Louis for four years before moving to Lovejoy. I feel so blessed to be part of the Lovejoy family!
I grew up in northern Virginia near Washington, DC with several years spent overseas. My dad worked for the US Government which lead to some exciting posts in Rome, Italy, Liberia, West Africa, and London, England.
I graduated from Harding University with a BBA in Business in 1986. After getting married and working in the corporate world, I spent eight years as a stay at home mom with my two wonderful children. Dan is now a recent college graduate who is employed (yay!) as a business technology consultant in Nashville, Tennessee. Kayla is a junior at Harding University majoring in Psychology and French. I'm so proud of my kids!
I began my career in education while my kids were in elementary school. I found working with students in education to be very meaningful and felt called to become a school counselor. I took a leap of faith and enrolled in the Masters of Counseling program at Missouri Baptist University, graduating with honors in 2010.
Outside of school and family, my favorite hobby is home decor. On my days off, you're likely to find me wondering around HomeGoods. My dream is to someday work with Chip and Joanna Gaines on Fixer Upper!
I feel truly privileged to work with my students and families at Lovejoy. Please let me know how I can help you!