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WELCOME TO THE 2017-2018 SCHOOL YEAR

 
Hello,
    I was born and raised in Santa Fe, New Mexico. I have been teaching in Texas schools for 23 years. This is my third year at La Vega Intermediate H.P. Miles campus. I taught 5th grade math at South Waco Elementary, and was an educator in McAllen, Texas for 20 years, teaching math, science, social studies, and reading. I have worked as a mathematics instructional coach, and department chair at a middle school, working with sixth, seventh, and eighth grade teachers and students. I am certified to teach bilingual students in Spanish and have taught third, fifth, and sixth grades.
      Before working as a school teacher I worked as a missionary with the Presbyterian Church in Mexico. I also spent six years working on airplanes in the U.S. Air Force. While in the Air Force I worked as a crew chief on B-57 and T-33 aircraft. Later I worked on C-130 transport planes as a navigation system specialist. It was while I was working as a navigation specialist that I gained an appreciation for math and its applications in navigation and communication systems.
     I graduated from Columbia International University in Columbia, South Caroline with a B. S. degree in Bible. I also have a Master of Education degree in Education Administration from Grand Canyon University. I studied Spanish in San Jose, Costa Rica, and Mexico City and also studied at the University of Texas Pan American, Texas State University, and New Mexico State University.
    I am looking forward to the coming school year, working with parents and students to provide a needs-satisfying environment where everyone can produce successfully, I understand that learning adds quality to life, I am committed to preparing each student to contribute to our ever-changing, interdependent society.