Growing up in a small town in Kentucky, I never would have thought I would become a Spanish teacher. I fell in love with Spanish at Furman University where I completed my BA in Spanish and Secondary Education. Since then Spanish has been the thread that has tied the adventures and opportunities of my life together.
After I graduated from Furman, I taught English in Ecuador, South America for a year. I returned to the United States to complete a dual Master's degree in Latin American Studies and Community and Regional Planning at the University of New Mexico. After graduating from UNM in 1994, I began my career teaching Spanish in California. At the end of my first year teaching I realized how much I missed the southeastern part of the country so moved to Georgia to continue teaching Spanish in 1995. In Georgia I taught one year in Cobb county and then 5 years at The Westminster Schools of Atlanta before moving to Gwinnett County.
In 2001 I married my husband (Who is originally from Puerto Rico so I get to speak Spanish both at home and at work!) and moved to Gwinnett County. I have taught in Gwinnett County since 2001 and came to Brookwood High School in 2016. I am delighted to live and work in the Bronco community! My husband and I have two amazing sons and a dog so my life stays busy both at work and at home.
I hope to help my students learn to use and comprehend the Spanish language to the highest level they can achieve as they also open their mind to the beautiful Spanish speaking world, culture and people.