First Grade Teacher
I grew up in Houston, TX, where I attended J. Frank Dobie High School. I began my college education at Texas A&M University in College Station and transferred to Southeastern Oklahoma State University in 1990. I graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education in 1992.
I currently hold Texas Standard Classroom Teacher Core Subjects (grades PreK-6) and Provisional Elementary Self-Contained (grades 1-8) certificates, a Texas ESL certification, as well as Oklahoma Elementary (K-8) and Early Childhood (PK-3) certificate endorsements. I have also been licensed in the state of Colorado.
I am so excited to be a part of Bonham ISD. This will be my fifth year at Finley-Oates.
Prior to coming to Bonham ISD, I taught third grade for five years at Carleston Elementary in Pearland, TX. In 1997 I moved to Colorado, where I helped start two charter schools in Colorado Springs. There I served as a first, second and third grade teacher for five years. I have also had the privilege of working for an educational publishing company marketing reading materials. Education has always been my passion! The last four years I have taught kindergarten and now I am so excited to move up with my kiddos to first grade.
I have two daughters who are attending college. One an environmental science major at OSU and the other an English major at Southeastern OK State University. My biggest baby is my precious pet, dachshund mix, Sadie.
I love reading, especially nonfiction, sewing, scrapbooking and gardening in my spare time. Most of all, I enjoy spending time with my family.