I have been working in public schools for over 25 years. I started my career as a high school social studies teacher in Wake County. I left North Carolina for a few years and taught in Michigan, where I began a Master’s Degree in Special Education. When I was able to return to North Carolina, I served the families of Cabarrus County as an Exceptional Children’s teacher before returning to graduate school one more time to pursue a Master’s degree in Education Leadership and Curriculum and Instruction at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. My administrative experience began as a member of the 17th class of North Carolina Principal Fellows. Upon completion of the Principal Fellows program, I began serving families in Rowan County as an Assistant Principal at the high school level.
After several years of learning and leadership in Rowan County, I began serving the very diverse families of Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools, first at the high school level and currently at the elementary level. My educational beliefs have been molded by the fact that I have been able to serve in rural, suburban, and urban communities. I consider myself very fortunate to have served with and under exceptional educators and education leaders who have fueled my passion for equity and systemic change in public education.
When not working, I am a wife of 27 years and a mother to a 23-year-old son who is a recent graduate of the University of South Carolina. We are excited that soon he will be marrying his high school sweetheart who recently completed her education at the University of North Carolina. It has been a lot of fun watching these two Carolina grads pursue their dreams. My husband and I spend much of our time sheering on the Gamecocks and Tar Heels. When not at some sort of sporting event, we are usually just relaxing at home enjoying time together with family and our two cats.