I am a North Carolina native and graduated from East Carolina University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary Education (Go Pirates!). I have been in public education for 18 years. I am the proud principal of Hickory Ridge Elementary School in Cabarrus County. I began my public education journey as a teacher and taught 2nd, 3rd and 5th grades prior to my endeavors in school administration. I am a North Carolina Principal Fellow and have served in many leadership roles within Cabarrus County Schools including Assistant Principal at Patriots STEM Elementary, Principal of Rocky River Elementary School and currently serve as the Principal of Hickory Ridge Elementary School. During my spare time I love spending time with my family, boating on the lake and traveling. I received my Masters Degree in School Administration from UNCC as a North Carolina Principal Fellow. This is my 9th year as a school principal and I love every minute of it. I have a strong passion for making a difference and doing what is best for our students.