I was born in New Orleans, LA. I was raised in Channelview where my family moved when I was only 5 years old. I graduated from Channelview High School in 1997. I am proud to say that I am a Channelette Alumni. After high school, I began working as a hotel guest service representative and attended San Jacinto Jr. College
on a dance scholarship. The precision dance team was known as the Sandancers. I was inducted into the Phi Theta Kappa honor society and was chosen as the Vice President 1998-1999 for my efforts. I received my Associates of Arts degree in 1999. After Jr. College, I attended the University of Houston
and chose a degree in Kinesiology. In the 2000-2001 school year, I added a second job at a private dance studio teaching ballet, tap, tot tumbling, jazz, lyrical, and modern to students ages three to adult. College was expensive, but I worked hard and in this time I had advanced from the front desk of the hotel to accounts receivable position where I remained even after graduation in 2002 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology and certifications in both Physical Education (Kindergarten thru 12th grade) and Dance (9-12th). I married my high school sweetheart in August 2002 and began my career as the Physical Education teacher of Cobb Elementary and as the Assistant Director to the Channelview Channelettes! I held the Assistant position for three years and then decided to put on hold the passion I have for dance and drill team focus on time with my family. I am blessed with two sons, currently 11 and 8 years old. I am proud of them both for they are amazing, smart, and loving! The 2017-2018 school year will begin my 16th year at Cobb Elementary! We have had many changes at Cobb over the years, but the constant that remains in my classroom is that I want to provide a safe environment with positive experiences based on a quality program where my students are successful. The best part of being a P.E. teacher is that I work with every student in the school and have the opportunity to see the boys and girls mature from year to year. Parents and students can expect a quality physical education and health program in my class. I also enjoy the extra activities that I am able to teach and share with the parents. My students have starred in dance performances for Winter program, Music in Our Schools Month, Hispanic Heritage Month and Go Texan Day. I appreciate the Cobb parents for attending P.E. events such as the school walks, CATCH nights, Gym nights, and CAMP Read-A-Lot. I am thankful to the community for their support of our Jump Rope for Heart fundraisers because in the past 16 years total together we have raised nearly $33,000 for the American Heart Association! Thank you to my colleagues for nominating me for the 2015-2016 Teacher of the Year
for Cobb Elementary, it was such an honor to be recognized. I am looking forward to another challenging, yet exciting year!