I am from Coloma, Michigan, a small town in southwestern Michigan about 10 minutes from Lake Michigan. I graduated from Kalamazoo College (Kalamazoo, Michigan) in 1992 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Anthropology. While working on my bachelor's degree, I completed an immersive 6-month foreign study experience in Madrid, Spain, where I learned to speak Spanish.
After moving to Georgia, I attended Kennesaw State University and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Secondary Biology Education in 2007. I earned a Master of Arts Science Education, Biology degree from Western Governors University in 2016 as well as an Education Specialist degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Piedmont College in 2018.
I have been teaching at E.T. Booth since 2007 and have taught 8th grade physical science, 7th grade life science as well as reading in both 7th and 8th grade. I received the Delta Kappa Gamma Golden Apple Award for Distinctive Service in Education in 2015 and was named E.T. Booth Middle School Teacher of the Year in 2016. I am currently serving as Science Department Chair and sponsor of E.T Booth's Ecology Club and Crochet/Loom Knitting Club.