I received my degree in teaching Elementary Education from Texas A&M University in December 1988. I began my teaching career at Woodlawn Elementary in Jan. of 1989, teaching 6th grade. I continued at Woodlawn Elementary until the advent of the Middle School Movement in 1990. I have a double major Reading and Science, while I loved Reading, the chance to pursue my other passion at the Middle School level was a move I felt destined for. In August of 1990 I accepted a Science position at Hass Middle School, I have never looked back. There is absolutely nothing I enjoy doing more than teaching Science at the middle school level. It is many, if not most student's first real science experience. I continued at Haas M.S. teaching 6th grade Science, sponsored a Science Club with over 100 members, chaired the Science Department, and filled my classroom with creatures (life science content at the 6th grade).
I spent the first 40 years of my life in south Texas, loved the beach and every type of water sport imagineable. In 1999, my husband and I chased our dream of living near the mountains in Colorado. I spent the 1999 school year substituting to get a feel for the middle school that best suited my personality. It was also a year that I felt I needed to be available to my own children, then 12 and 6. I was offered and accepted a full time 8th grade teaching position at Century Middle School, science of course. Once again, never looked back. I have taught Science at all three grade levels and 3 years of math at the 8th grade level. 8 years ago I made the move to 6th grade, what an amazing age, still love school, still eager to learn, and such sponges. To this day, I can't imagine doing anything else more fulfilling.