I am a Dallas native. I was born into a family of four. I have three sisters, and one niece. No children of my own, but I love the ones who enter my classroom, year after year.
I am a product of D.I.S.D., I graduated from Justin F. Kimball High School in 2010. Upon graduating, I attended THE University of Texas at Austin. I obtained my B.S. in Applied Learning and Development with a concentration in Education and ESL in 2014. Hook 'Em Horns!!!
I entered Lancaster I.S.D. after graduating and began teaching Pre-k at West Main Elementary in January 2015. I then went to Lancaster Elem. in August 2015, where I where I remained a Pre-K teacher until I joined the New PRE. I am currently still teaching Pre-K.
Like most teachers, I became a teacher because I feel that education was important. However, I became and EARLY CHILDHOOD teacher because I wanted to mold children in a positive way before all of the negative factors could get to them. I believe that it is not only up to me, but up to all teachers, to embed in all of our youth that they are able to determine their own future. We do not have to succumb to our surroundings. Growing up in an urban, low-income, low-resource environment, does not serve as an excuse to fail. It instead should be motivation to be an even greater SUCCESS.
What better way to give back to the community than to go in and educate the community? The community includes students and parents. I also aim to create a connection between home and schools. Parents should be involved in the education of their children. Children believe education is important when their parents believe it is important.
The statement I live by, simply says...
"If you want to change the world, start with a child!"