Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership
I have been in the field of education for more than 21 years. During that time, I’ve had a rich and varied career- teaching at all levels- elementary, intermediate, middle, and high school. My first teaching assignment was at a private school in Asuncion, Paraguay and since then I’ve taught at public schools in the United States in the general and special education settings.
My undergraduate degree is in Early Childhood Education, My Masters is in Learning Disabilities, my Specialist degree is in School Administration, and my Doctoral degree is in Educational Leadership. I am a National Board for Professional Teaching Standards alumna as well as Fulbright Japan Memorial Fund teacher fellowship recipient.
I am originally from Alabama but have lived in Germany, South America, Boston, Atlanta, and Tampa. I enjoy being a public-school classroom teacher for many reasons, but primarily I enjoy sharing the journey with young people as they navigate their way through school and through life in general. What a privilege being an educator is!
I am equally passionate about my role in higher education.