Degrees and Certifications:
BS Education; PhyEd, Health, Sports Medicine Postbaccalaureate in education administration NATA
Hello! I am relatively new to Wylie. I moved here in July 2017 from Phoenix, Arizona. During my 18 years in Phoenix, I taught middle school and high school as well as coached softball and basketball. I grew up in Ohio, and I am a devout Buckeyes and Browns fan!! Prior to teaching, I was a certified athletic trainer working for an osteopathic doctor. As an ATC, I was able to develop rehabiliatiton protocols for all types of injuries and post surgeries. In addition, I was contracted out to area high schools as part of their athletic injury prevention programs. It was during this time, I realized my true passion was to be around adolescents to assist them attain their dreams. I thrive on observing the light bulb switch on as material is comprehended.
At WHS I am also the advisor for our Future Health Professionals, HOSA. Over the last three years our membership has grown considerably, and our involvement at the state and international level is gradually improving as well. One of our very own graduates has moved up the HOSA ranks from being a school officer to Texas state historian, and she now holds a position at the international level. It is my hope that this year the excitement around HOSA and all it has to offer continues no matter the forum.
Finally, I feel I set high expectations for my students in addition to practicing critical thinking and observational skills. Among my expectations are for each young person to use what they know and what they see to help decipher what is not known. Yet, I feel I am very approachable and try to make this process as fun as possible. :) Now, let us all have one awesome year together!!!