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Special Education Teacher

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Contact Info:


Work Phone:

(806) 359-5410

Cell Phone:

(760) 445-7954

Conference Times:

8:45 - 9:45

Class Room Number:


About Me

Educational History:

I am originally from St. Louis, MO. I graduated from Ladue Horton Watkins High School in 1993. I studied mechanical engineering for 2 years at the University of Missouri-Rolla. However, I realized that I had a greater desire to help others. In 1998, I graduated from the University of South Florida in Tampa with a degree in Social Work. In 2003, I finished graduate school at Webster University in St. Louis with a degree in special education. In 2018, I completed another graduate degree at WTAMU to be an educational diagnostician.

Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor of Social Work

Master of Arts in Teaching – Special Education

Master of Education – Educational Diagnostician

I am certified to teach special education PreK-12 and elementary education EC-6. I am also a certified educational diagnostician.

Professional Development:

I have recieved and continue to recieve ongoing professional development in the following areas:

  • Specific disabilities (autism, learning disabilities, ADHD, anxiety, etc...)
  • Special education law
  • Reading strategies
  • Empowering writers
  • Conscious Discipline
  • Assessment strategies
  • TEKS
  • Inclusion

Current Position:

I have been teaching at Bushland Elementary since 2012. I teach basic courses and inclusion classes in reading, language arts, and writing (ELAR). I also teach First Lego League robotics after school.

Previous Position:

Prior to teaching in Bushland, I taught self-contained special education classes in Missouri and California. I have taught all grades K-11, covering a wide range of disabilities and content areas.

Family Information:

I have been married to my best friend and soul mate, Joseph, since 2003! We have three amazing children: Ryan, Hailey, and David. Ryan is going to college to be a high school history teacher and frequently subs in the district, Hailey goes to Bushland High School, and David goes to Bushland Middle School. I am also blessed to have my mom, Pat, living with me!

Personal Information:

When I am not teaching, I enjoy spending time outdoors, reading, doing crafts, and of course spending time with my family. I also volunteer with the robotics tournament, am a Girl Scout leader, and work with the Young Marines.


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Classroom Number:
School Phone:
(806) 359-5410
Cell Phone:
(760) 445-7954
Conference Time:
8:45 - 9:45