This year, I celebrate 23 years in education. I started my career in Kansas as an elementary teacher then moved into middle school focusing on English Language Arts. Seven years ago, my family moved to Oklahoma where I joined the Tulsa Public Schools team. I have served at Hawthorne Elementary for all of those years as an academic engagement teacher before becoming the assistant principal in 2017. I currently serve as interim principal. I completed my undergraduate degree at Newman University in Kansas, my Master’s degree at the University of Phoenix and my Ed.S. at Walden University.