Degrees and Certifications:
Master's of Education ESOL Certification Gifted Certification
I am so excited to be a part of the Highland Lakes family for the 2020-2021 school year. I am continuing to love Arizona as Florida native transplant. My husband and two kids relocated to Glendale in July 2016. We love the many things to do in Arizona and take frequent trips to neighboring states.
My son is in 5th grade and will be at Highland Lakes this year, and my daughter is a 3rd grader here as well. Other than traveling, our family loves to swim, craft, play games, and go out to eat at new restaurants. I would love suggestions on your favorite places to eat!
I am a graduate of the University of Florida and have my Masters in Education with ESOL and Gifted endorsements. This will be my 16th year as an educator. My philosophy is based upon the right of each child to have an equal opportunity to develop to his or her fullest potential intellectually, emotionally, socially and physically. Students learn best from meaningful life experiences, social interaction, and experimentation. I plan to integrate the study of academic subjects around activities that reflect students' needs and experiences. I must be my students’ guide in their educational journey.
My goal for my students would be: for them to become intelligent problem solvers; to enjoy learning; and to display positive character traits and integrity while also helping to reshape society's future.
Favorite Restaurants: RA Sushi, Cheesecake Factory and Jimmy John’s
Favorite Drinks: Unsweet Tea and La Croix
Favorite Stores: Macy’s, Michael’s, and Hobby Lobby
Favorite Candy: theo Dark Chocolate Bars and See’s Candy