I graduated in May 1993 from the University of Missouri-St. Louis with a Bachelor of Science in Education degree. I was hired by the St. Louis Public Schools, and I began teaching in October 1993 at Hamilton School. I taught second grade there for two years, and then taught fourth grade for 5 years.
In 1998, I applied and was accepted into the Educational Leadership Cohort at St. Louis University. This program was a collaborative project between the St. Louis Public Schools and St. Louis University to prepare future school leaders. I graduated from the program in 2000 with my Master of Arts degree in Educational Leadership and Principal’s Certification.
In 2000, I transferred to Woerner Elementary where I taught 4th grade for 1½ years. I was then offered the Assistant Principal position at Woerner School, which I accepted. I worked as the Assistant Principal for 9 years. During this time, I received my Specialist Degree in Education Administration from the University of Missouri – St. Louis.
In July, 2009 I became the principal of Woerner School.