West Orange High School, Winter Garden, Florida (1986)
Valencia State College, Orlando, Fl (1988) A.S. in Elementary Education
University of Central Florida, Orlando Fl (1990) B.S. in Elementary Education
University of Central Florida, Orlando Fl (1992) Graduate work in Early Childhood Education
In Middle School, I went to a brand new school. We had to go double session with Teague Middle School. They got to go school EARLY in the morning and we got to go to school and stay late. We didn't have any special classes, because there wasn't enough time in the day. After Christmas vacation we were able to move into our new school, Rock Lake Middle School. It was so exciting to be in the new school. I was part of the first graduating class of Rock Lake. When we graduated we had a party and we all got a gold cup with our school's mascot and the date on it. I still have the cup. My most difficult year was 7th grade.
This is my fourth year at FLMS, but I have been teaching for 23 years. Most of my teaching experience has been in FL. I moved to Tennessee in 2010, and absolutely love the change of seasons and the slower pace of each day.
At FLMS, I teach English to those that grew up speaking another language. I am very familiar with students with a second language, because in FL many students in my classes either spoke Spanish or Creole before they learned English. In my last class I had 7 different languages in my classroom; English, Spanish, Creole, Punjabe, Hindi, Madarin Chinese, and Portuguese. It was a challenging, but rewarding year.