- Education Specialist in Instructional Technology (Valdosta State University, 2016)
- Masters of Education in Instructional Technology (Valdosta State University, 2007)
- Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education - Foreign Language (P-12) (Valdosta State University, 2000)
- Bachelor of Arts in Spanish (Valdosta State University, 2000)
- ESOL Endorsement (Valdosta State University, 2000)
- College Prep Diploma with Vocational Seal - Honor Graduate (Cook High School, 1996)
- Summer 1999 - Lived in Guadalajara, Mexico and attended Universidad de Guadalajara as an exchange student
- Spring Semester 2001-Worked part-time with Cook County Board of Education as a tutor to a Hispanic student from Ecuador
- Fall 2001 until Present - Teach Spanish 1, 2 & 3 courses
- Fall 2008 until Spring 2011, Fall 2016 until Present - Anchor Club Faculty Advisor
My entire teaching career has been spent as a Cook High School Hornet. Before I graduated from CHS in 1996, I sat in front of the local scholarship committee and stated that I wanted to return to CHS to give back to the community. My plan then involved teaching at the primary level, but life has a way of changing things as time passes. During my undergraduate studies at VSU, I met several Hispanic students who were impaired by a language barrier. I began tutoring various young children in Lowndes County and found that my true love was teaching Spanish and English. I changed my major to Foreign Language Education the next semester . This is one of the many decisions in my life that was made for the right reason, and I am so glad that I made it.
I love teaching Spanish, and I especially love the opportunity to meet so many young adults in our community. These young adults are the future of Cook County and more importantly the world. I try to approach each one, get to know them, and teach them to my best ability. I encourage all of my students to get involved in church, school, or positive community activities. My philosophy is that if a student fills his or her free time with positive and encouraging people and activities, there is little time for the negative things that can so easily negatively impact their lives. I look forward to meeting all of my new and existing students this year. This is sure to be the best year yet. GO HORNETS!!