I am a native North Carolinian who grew up in Raleigh, and I have spent my career working in K-16 education in Guilford County. I started my career as a Spanish teacher at Page High School before becoming an instructor at Greensboro College and UNCG in their Spanish and Teacher Education programs. At the university level, I taught courses in middle grades education, pedagogy, diverse learners, and cultural foundations and supervised student teachers. I founded and led The Experiential School of Greensboro before returning to Guilford County Schools as a middle school Spanish teacher, and I am now honored to serve as assistant principal at Swann.
I received my undergraduate degrees in Spanish and History from Greensboro College and my Masters in Spanish Classroom Practice from UNCG. I earned my PhD in Educational Leadership and Cultural Foundations at UNCG with a research focus on social justice education and service learning in the public schools. I have a passion for culturally responsive teaching and experiential learning and believe that education is most effective when it is hands-on, critically engaged, and grounded in students’ lived experiences.
As the educational philosopher John Dewey said, “Democracy must be born again with each generation, and education is its midwife.” I am committed to being a part of providing a socially just schooling experience for our students that supports their development as critical thinkers and lifelong learners.