I began my career in education as a first grade teacher in 2000. In 2007 I became a professional school counselor and have worked with students in grades kindergarten through eighth. The majority of my career has been spent working in Title I schools. I currently work in a school with a large ESL population and I am fluent in Spanish. I have creative writing experience and have self-published two books of poetry. I integrate my creative abilities when working with my students. I wrote a song, "No Bullying Zone" that was produced and recorded with my Boys Leadership Group. Our school safety and responsibility pledge was also written by me.
I believe that children want to make the right choices. They want to solve their own problems and experience independence. However, there are times that they are unsure of how to do this. "Arrow On" is a tool for teaching children academic and life skills by placing them in the stories that I create. I believe that the best way to learn is by practicing the skills that are taught. Role play, confidence building and hands-on activities are part of the school counseling lessons that I teach.
Candidate for Teacher of the Year; Award of Achievement, Dogwood Chapter, Council for Exceptional Children (CEC); Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of GA, Coordinator of the Year 2014; guest blogger for "Beneath the Petals" by Tracy Nicole.
BS, Child Growth and Development; MA, School Counseling; Charla Más, Advanced Intermediate Spanish Course
I am the mother of a daughter and son. I love trying out "Arrow On" stories with my children! Their feedback is priceless.