I graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill with my undergraduate degree in History and received my teaching license from UNC-Wilmington. I earned my Masters in School Administration from NC State and my doctoral degree from UNC-Chapel Hill.
I have worked in North Carolina for 26 years. I started as a high school social studies teacher as Southeast Raleigh High School. While earning my master’s I spent a year as an instructional assistant in a Kindergarten classroom at Oak Grove Elementary, where I stayed to complete my administrative internship and first two years as an assistant principal. I also worked at Heritage Middle School as an assistant principal before leaving Wake County to work as a principal at Moncure School in Chatham County. While in Chatham County I worked as a principal at Moncure School and then North Chatham School, later serving as the Ex. Director for Middle Grades and Title III. In that role I worked extensively building the Chatham County Schools’ dual language program.
I left Chatham County to serve as the Chief Academic Officer for Pender County Schools, which included supporting the school system through recovering from Hurricane Florence and the COVID-19 pandemic.
I now serve as the NCDPI Section Chief for Math, Science and STEM.