Thanks for visiting my website! I am originally from St. Paul Minnesota and relocated to North Carolina to follow the love of my life. I have worked in Leadership Development, the financial industry, and the construction industry. In 2013, I decided to finally pull the trigger and jump into the classroom! I love the 5th grade and I have been teaching this same grade for five years, three of which is here at Allen Jay Preparatory Academy. Allen Jay is a fantastic school which gives teachers the latitude to be extremely creative and ingenious with instruction; this is a GREAT thing! I am a married with kids, one of which is currently a scholar at AJP. When I am not at school, I enjoy playing with my boys, working outside on odd jobs/projects, and in general, staying active and having FUN! As far as my personal education, I have a BA from the University of Minnesota and an MEd from Strayer University. I would strongly encourage you to visit our school- prepare to be AMAZED!