to 4th and 5th graders.
A. I moved from Charlotte, NC, but originally I am from South Carolina.
Q. Where did you go to college and what did you study?
A. Undergraduate Studies at Clemson University (BS-Special Education and minor in Math); Graduate Studies at Winston Salem State University (MS-Math); Graduate Studies at Scranton University (Masters in Education Leadership); Concordia University (Masters in Special Education/Curriculum Instruction); Capella University (Doctoral Degree in Special Education Leadership). In 2018, I will start working towards an MBA degree.
Q. What are your interests, outside of your profession?
A. I enjoy hiking, canoeing, playing golf and traveling. I also drive Uber part time.
Q. What is your favorite food?
A. Seafood Gumbo
A. Math has always been my favorite subject. I remember my teacher teaching rote learning for the basic skills in order to establish a foundation for higher mathematical skills.
Q. Tell us about your professional history.
A. The last 20 years I’ve been in teaching fields serving different roles such as Behavior Intervention Specialist, Special Education teacher, IEP High School Manager, Assistant Principal, Adjunct Professor, Extended School Year Coordinator/Principal.
Q. What is your current role at Langley Elementary?
A. My current role is 4th to 5th grade BES teacher.
Q. Why did you choose to work with children with emotional challenges?
A. The profession found me back in 1996 as I served as a Group Home House Manager in North Carolina.
Q. What is the most rewarding part of your job?
A. Having an opportunity to work as a team member to change the mindset of young people in order for those students to become productive citizens within their community.
Q. What are your goals for your first year at Langley?
A. To decrease previous past noted behaviors of the BES students, to increase students’ awareness surrounding their individual noted behaviors, to increase BES students’ participation in educational community field trips, and to increase self-contained students participation within the general educational setting.