I live and teach in Oklahoma City. I grew up in southwest OKC, and went to college at Southern Nazarene University in Bethany, OK. As a child, and even as a freshman college student, I never thought I would be a teacher. However, I finally gave in to God's calling on my life and have been happily teaching ever since. I take my job seriously, and strive to be the best teacher that I can be. Sometimes I make it, and other times I struggle. Teaching is a growing and learning experience, and I don't know of any teacher who would say that they have 100% arrived at that elusive teaching perfection. Thankfully, I don't mind a big goal and have set my sights on being my own personal best as an educator so that I can help my students be the best they can be as well.
In addition to being a teacher and a self-proclaimed math geek I am a musician, a reader, and a learner. I love singing and playing the piano, and have been known to pick up a random instrument just to see if I can play it. I am an avid reader in my spare time, and my range of interests is from young adult fiction (Harry Potter is my hero) to Christian Romance (again with the self-proclaimed geek) and everything in between. Last but not least, I love learning knew things. What's the point of telling my students to learn if I avoid it like the plague? I read random articles for fun, research things that make me think, and have a not-so-secret desire to travel the world and learn every language I come across.
Also, I have always wanted to be a Disney princess. Or a superhero. Or both.
While all of this ties together for a thoroughly strange (I prefer uniquely different) person, in my classroom I strive to follow the best advice ever given to me (thanks, mom):