I am from Pennsylvania, where I studied early childhood education and education as a dual BA major at Alvernia University. When I received my teaching license, I moved to Cumberland, VA to teach fifth grade science. I later moved to Buckingham County, VA and taught math, pre-algebra and 6th grade science. At this time I had the pleasure of co-teaching with NASA in my classroom. I also studied with Sweet Briar College with a multi-year grant for inquiry in science and math.
I received my MS degree in Educational Leadership, and later my Ed.D in Educational Leadership. My research was, and continues to be in teacher-student relationships and student achievement.
My current position is the RTI/PBIS Coach for Bailey Middle School in Escambia County. I am also a professor for Concordia University - Portland and I am a dissertation faculty for the University, as well.