I grew up in DeLand and have been teaching English since 1997. I earned my Bachelor's degree in English and Communications at Flagler College in St. Augustine and my Master's degree in Teaching English from Stetson University. I've taught in Volusia, Seminole, and Orange County Public Schools as well as Valencia College and Daytona State. I've taught every grade from 6-12 and have also worked in the elementary grades as an academic aide, but my favorite grades to teach are at the high school level!
I have a daughter who graduated from DeLand High School and is now attending SCAD in Savannah. I also have two sons who attend Citrus Grove Elementary School in grades 3 and 4. I've been involved with this school system as a parent, a student, and as an educator, and I am dedicated to getting our students to achieve success.