I am a Chicago native (born and raised in the Windy City). Some of my passions are public (youth) service, traveling, reading, shopping, and baking. Though I am not a native to Alabama, I do consider it my second home. Once I completed my undergraduate degree at Troy University, I continued to work in the greater Montgomery area for a few years afterwards.
For as long as I can remember I have volunteered in some kind of way. While attending college at Troy, I worked with Upward Bound, Troy Family Life Center, and Pike Child Advocacy Center as a tutor, advisor, and mentor. This is certainly a trait I hope to instill in my students as I prepare them for young adulthood and lifelong citizenship.
My work in K-12 education began at a predominantly American Indian K-12 school district in Page, AZ situated among the Navajo Nation. During this time, I pursued a Masters of Education in English and teaching certification through Grand Canyon University. Afterwards, I was privileged to be a school administrator in Chicagoland for nearly 8 years.
Currently, I am looking forward to my fifth year of teaching and my second year being a Millbrook Middle School Mustang!!!