Welcome to the 2019-2020 school year! I am excited to have the opportunity to be your teacher. I have been teaching for 20 years, 19 of which have been in LISD. I have a lifelong passion for teaching, and I feel blessed to work at Flower Mound High School. There is no greater joy than helping others pursue their dreams, and a good education is the foundation.
I grew up in Kansas and Arizona and dove into the pursuit of my own passion for teaching at Arizona State University and started my career teaching reading, English, and Citizenship and Responsibility at a middle school in Gilbert, Arizona. When I moved to Texas, I taught 7th Grade English at Lamar Middle School for 4 1/2 years. I then took a hiatus and primarily stayed home with my boys while they were young while directing a week-day preschool program at my local church. Upon my return to public education, I worked at FMHS main campus where I taught 11th grade American Literature for 10 years and proudly served as junior class sponsor and founded FMHS's English Honor Society. This year will be my sixth year at the FM 9th Grade Campus.
I am married, live in the community where I teach, and have four sons who grew up and attended school here: a graduate of Flower Mound High School who just finished 4-years of service in the United States Marines and recently married another Flower Mound High School graduate, a Marcus High School graduate and junior at the University of Oklahoma, a Marcus graduate who is an ACE in the Special Abilities program at Trietsch Methodist Church, and finally, a recent Marcus graduate who will be a freshman at Blinn College this fall.
Foster, Connor, Hunter, and Gavin
Tuesday Morning 7:45 – 8:15
Thursday Morning 7:45 – 8:15
Available most days on M, T, W, and TH after school, by appointment. 3:35-4:00
I enjoy learning new things, reading non-fiction, photography, Laker's basketball, technology, gardening and landscaping, writing, advocating for those in need, education, equality and humanity, eating out, decorating, planning, organizing, travel, skiing, watching movies with my husband, girls' nights out with my friends and co-workers, and spoiling my three rescue cats: Gracie, Buddy, and LJ.