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My undergraduate degree is from the University of Central Florida and I received my Masters degree from the University of Central Michigan. Due to health issues, I recently took a break off my Ph.D. program in Curriculum and Instruction, but plan to rejoin the program in the Spring to finish my dissertation regarding the impact science experiments have on a child's learning.                                         




   I began my career in Hawaii teaching a second grade class. Afterwards, we moved back home to Orlando, Florida where I taught fourth and fifth grade students.  I later joined Douglas County school system in 2004, where I have taught 2nd, 4th and 5th grade.  I feel blessed to be a part of Mirror Lake's family.






   I was born and raised in Orlando, Florida where I married my high school sweetheart Rodney.  We have two wonderful children; almost 18 year old Michael who was born in Honolulu, Hawaii and 13 year old Kayla who was born in Orlando, Florida. We also share our family with three dogs, a 95lb lab named Bear, and a 10lb. chihuahua named Gizmo, and a 2.5lb chihuahua named J.J (Juan Junior).  Ever since I was a second grade student, I knew I wanted to become a teacher.  I have been fortunate to teach 2nd, 4th, and 5th grade classes, coach volleyball for middle school students, and participate in various science committees and programs in various elementary schools and at the University of West Georgia.  I am proud to begin my eighteenth year of teaching.