My Credentials
I graduated from Ohio University with a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education in 1993.

I earned my Master's Degree in Educational Leadership from Northern Arizona University in 2000.

I have a K-8 Teaching Certificate with endorsements in Early Childhood Education and English as a Second Language.

I have a Principal's Certificate.

This is my 24th year of teaching!

I was the Wal-Mart Teacher of the Year for 2008. (Thanks to Blake and his family.)

I was awarded Avondale Elementary School District's Passion and Commitment for Educational Excellence Award for the 2008-2009 school year.

I achieved National Board Certification in November 2009!

I was selected to be a TAP Master Teacher in April 2011.

I became an Arizona Master Teacher in May 2015.

I was inducted into Avondale School District's "Hall of Fame" in August 2015.