Years in Education

  • 31 years in public school
  • 1 year private school
  • 3 years long-term substituting

Years with Yorkshire Academy

  • Second year

Educational Background

  • B.S. in Elementary Education from The University of Texas at Austin
  • Specialization in Reading Acquisition with Young Children

Awards/Specialized Training/Inservice Specialities

  • Teacher of the year—1989, 1997, 2004
  • ESL certified
  • GT certified
  • Extensive training in John O’Flahaven’s CCP Writing Program

Special Interests

  • Needlepoint
  • Football (Longhorns, Cowboys, and Texans)
  • Decorating/interior design
  • Travel

Fun Facts

  • My family includes an amazing son of 30 and two adorable Shih Tzus named Betsy Sue and Molly Ann.
  • I lived and taught school in Nigeria for six months, worked with the UNICEF Foundation to get books into children’s hands and classrooms, and traveled extensively through Kenya and Tanzania for another six months. My Land Rover was explored by a pride of lions while I sat inside it watching.