I changed careers in 2010 and became a Special Education Assistant for the Inclusion setting at LaVergne High School. I fell in love with teaching and got my Teaching License through Memphis Teaching Fellows, while co-teaching Special Education the same year at Houston High School. This year I will be back at LaVergne High School teaching Resource Algebra and Geometry.
I love using real life situations for my lessons that my kids can relate to, while also making sure I hit the State Standards. I love to be creative and get my students engaged and more importantly getting them to "think" about their "thinking". After being a co-teacher in Special Ed, I realized that General Education teachers greatly appreciate anything that make remembering accommodations and working with Exceptional students easier. Many of my templates focus on helping teachers organize teaching strategies in inclusion settings.
-New Teacher of the Year Nominee for Germantown Education Commission for year 2011-2012.
I was a college athlete at Christian Brothers University where I received my B.S. in Business Administration; Marketing and minored in Psychology. I received my Apprentice License through Memphis Teaching Fellows (TNTP)
I was born and raised in Memphis, TN. I left Memphis to move to Nashville a year after college for my current career as a District Sales Manager selling copper tube and fittings to plumbing wholesalers across TN. While the money was good, my heart wanted to teach so I quit my job and took an special ed assistant job making $10.56/ hour (a drastic change). Life was rough but my heart was happy and I knew I found what I wanted to do for the rest of my life! I pushed through and now am a full-time Special Education Teacher!