A native Memphian, I graduated from St. Mary’s Episcopal School in 1998, and then attended Christian Brothers University where I graduated in 2002, Magna Cum Laude, earning my Bachelor of Arts in History with a minor in French. I returned to Christian Brothers University for the master's program, graduating in 2007 with my Masters of Arts in Teaching and my 4-8 Teaching Certification. I am also an Apple Teacher.
My lifetime love of learning and my inspirations to become a teacher began at St. Mary’s. Two of my favorite things are history and reading great books, so I definitely have my dream job teaching 6th Grade Social Studies and Reading! I began teaching Social Studies at St. Francis in 2008 and added Reading in 2015. My goal is to make history and literature engaging and relevant for the students. My classes incorporate hands-on learning and in-class projects using digital technology and traditional media. I was honored to receive the St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Award for Innovations in the Classroom from the Catholic Diocese of Memphis in 2016.