With 23+ years experience working with people who are differently-abled, I continue to learn from my students and the relationships we develop. I graduated from App State with a degree in education and received teaching certifications in MR, LD, and BED for people ages 5 through 21. I earned 30 hours graduate work in LD with a focus on Administration from UNC-G and recently completed a Masters of Arts in Liberal Studies focusing on Globalization and Humanitarian Need, also at UNC-G. I had National Board certification in Special Education for 10 years but decided to devote my time to my students' needs rather than re-certifying. I completed IMPACT Greensboro at the Center for Creative Leadership and continually strive to further my own education and be an informed contributing citizen.
I have worked in many types of settings including a 3-5 year-old Extended School Year class at Gateway Education Center, four different levels of self-contained classes elementary and middle school, resource and co-teaching classes, vocational rehab, summer school enrichment programs and as a CAP worker and homebound teacher for general and special education students. Each student is an individual with their own strengths and unique needs. It is my job to highlight and utilize the strong areas to guide the student to develop their potential.
My four sons and I moved to Greensboro in 2004 and immediately found home. I found my personal passion just over four years ago as a runner so when I am not teaching, you may find me running any chance I get! I started at NWMS in 2007; this is my third year as the teacher of the Adaptive Curriculum class. I enjoy working with the Running Club, helping my students participate in service learning by making plarn to be made into bedrolls for those experiencing homelessness locally, and I am excited to have recently joined the Equity Team for the school and look forward to great things to come.