I was born in St. Louis, Missouri but grew up mostly in Lawndale, North Carolina. I moved back to St. Louis as an adult and completed my bachelor's degree from University of Missouri - St. Louis. After starting a family, I decided to continue my education at Webster University in pursuit of a master's degree. I began working for SLPS in 2012 as a substitute teacher and have gone through various positions since them. I have been teaching 6th grade science since 2016. As a teacher, my goal is to make all of my students feel valued. Outside of the classroom, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends. I also enjoy reading and traveling.