I am from Charlotte, NC, USA. I am married with 2 children and 2 grandchildren. I received my Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education with ESL and Reading endorsements from Edison State College in SW Florida and immediately enrolled in the University of West Florida, where I received my Masters’ in Education Leadership.

I have 6 years of experience teaching at both primary and high school levels. I recently moved to the UAE and I am very happy to be at The Rising School. I am confident this will be a rewarding and successful year for everyone.

Education Beliefs:
“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” – Nelson Mandela

My philosophy for learning is that each child is unique and each child learns differently. I will help your child discover his or her individuality and work alongside with them to maximize it. I believe in hands-on experiences, learning creatively, and learning through technology. I take pride in nurturing all aspects of learning and guiding my students to develop a love for learning. My passion for cultivating rewarding, dynamic and high performing educational environments has successfully resulted in excellent student experiences.