Background: I attended Sam Houston State University and proudly graduated from East Texas State University in 1993 with a BS in History and Communications and began teaching that same year. I taught in Mesquite and when my daughter was born, I stayed home with her. I went back to teaching as she got a little older and taught in Forney, at Dallas Christian, and in Terrell. I have been teaching for 22 years now and love what I do. I have a 22 year old daughter who will graduate from college in December, and two fur babies at home that I love, too. I teach because I want to be the teacher that I always wanted to have. I love my students as if they were my own and desire to help them be successful at whatever they choose to do. I am so happy to be at Kemp ISD and can't wait to see my students grow.