I am so excited to be apart of the Lovejoy Leopards Family this year! I grew up in this area, went to Lovejoy Elementary as a 6th grader and continued through High School in Allen. This is home to me.
I have a background in counseling children, ages 4-18 in a mental health setting and obtained my Bacherlor's from Howard Payne University and my Master's in Counseling from Eastern Illinois University.
I am married to my best friend, Randall and we have 2 amazing children, Morgan (4th grade) and Micah (2nd grade), who both attend LES. Both Randall and I are apart of the AMMO Crossfit box and love being active with our family. We recently moved back to this area and had been living overseas for the past 6.5 years. I homeschooled my children, preschool-1st grade and taught ESL in the community to both adults and children.
After teaching my own children, I decided to work on my teacher's certification and teach in the public school system after moving back to the States. While working on my certification, I subbed at Lovejoy last school year (2015-2016) in Special Education. This is my first year teaching in the public setting and I am privileged to work with such a great Kindergarten Team!