I was born and raised in Santa Fe, New Mexico. I have been teaching in Texas schools for 22 years. This is my second year at La Vega Intermediate. I have taught 5th grade math at South Waco Elementary,and 20 years teaching at McAllen ISD in deep South Texas. I have taught 3rd grade, 5th grade and 6th grade. 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 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. I enjoy teaching mathematics and am looking forward to helping my students gain in their skills and confidence.
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.