I am blessed to call Atlanta, Georgia my home for the last thirty years! I am doubly blessed to work and live in the Brookwood Cluster alongside families and colleagues who value education. I believe that it is my responsibility as a teacher to create a classroom which is conducive to learning for all types of students and learners. My ultimate goal is to provide students with the necessary tools to effectively communicate in a world that is highly influenced by technology. Literacy empowers students with the knowledge they need to think critically about the world that surrounds them. I am married and have three children. We love traveling together and we especially enjoy beach trips. I spend many hours watching my boys play sports. I love to read, exercise, and play tennis in my spare time.