Originally from Eagle Pass, Texas, I attended the University of Texas at Austin. After graduation, I worked at a preschool for a few years before earning my teaching certificate in 2000. I taught in the Round Rock School District for three years and then taught for three years at the Eanes School District in the Austin area. While at Eanes I also earned my dyslexia therapy certification. My husband, Brian, and I wed in 2005 and then moved to Portland, Oregon (one month after the wedding!). While in Portland, I taught in the Beaverton School District for 5 years before our son, Owen, was born. We moved back to Texas in 2010 and chose the Dallas area to remain close to family. We've recently added to our family again with the birth of our second child, Jacob, in May 2015. I love working at Lovejoy and have been here since 2010. Special Education is my passion. I am excited about coming to work and look forward to seeing my students every day!
My husband is a chef and we both enjoy cooking (although he is considerably better). In my spare time I enjoy reading, swimming, and scrapbooking.