I graduated from Hardin-Simmons University in 2001 with my Bachelor’s Degree to be a teacher. In 2009, I graduated from the University of North Texas with my Master’s Degree in Educational Administration. I began teaching in 2001 in Arlington ISD. I taught for 8 years in low-income areas and worked with students with behavioral concerns as well as a program for those students. I spent 15 1/2 years in Arlington as a teacher, Instructional Facilitator, and Assistant Principal before moving back to Abilene. I am happy and excited to work at Jackson Elementary. As educators, we are here to welcome our students to school and work to create a great environment for them. We are here to help students grow, not just in academics, but also socially and developmentally. We need to provide them with Life Skills. The students should learn critical thinking and problem-solving strategies, and more importantly, they should learn how to prepare and deal with a variety of situations and how what they learn in school can impact them in the world as they grow. I want to thank parents for trusting us to work with your kids. We will give our very best for them.