I started my career in public education by teaching for 8 years in Maryland elementary and middle schools. I also taught at the college level in Africa with the Peace Corps. Next, I worked as a resource ESL teacher at an American-International school in Bolivia where I also learned Spanish. In 2008, I relocated back to the USA, starting my career as a Texas-certified bilingual school counselor in a high-need public school system. I was an elementary school counselor and am currently a middle school counselor.
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• Signed a Multi-Book Deal with Youthlight Educational Publishers to Write Counseling and SEL Books • 2016 and 2017 Winner of the CREST Excellence in School Counseling Award from the Texas School Counseling Association • Jesus Juarez Emerging Leader with the Texas School Counseling Association •-Presenter: Texas Professional Growth Conference, Texas School Counseling Association Conference, Lone Star School Counseling Conference, American School Counselor Association Conference • Appointed to Serve on the 2017-18 CREST Excellence in School Counseling Revision Committee • 2017 Guest Presenter at the UT College of Counselor Education
I graduated from the University of Maryland in 1994 with a BS in Elementary Education and then from Johns Hopkins soon after with an MS in Counseling.
When I'm not writing or educating, I enjoy ranch life with my husband and our menagerie of pets—all of whom practice healthy coping skills, of course!
Specialty, Science, Career and Technical Education, Health, Life Skills, Classroom Management, Professional Development, School Counseling, Character Education, Study Skills, Student Council, For Administrators, Vocational Education, Test Preparation, Early Intervention, School Psychology, Classroom Community