This is my first year teaching at Huntsville High School, but my 16th year teaching overall. I taught Spanish I and II at the high school level for 11 years in Tennessee, before moving to Alabama. I taught for four years at the middle school and junior high level, and I'm very happy to be back in high school now.

Most people wonder why I decided to be a Spanish teacher, because I wasn't fortunate enough to grow up speaking the language. I went on my first mission trip to Honduras at age 14, and I fell in love with the country and its people. I wanted so badly to be able to talk to people without having to use a translator, so I decided to try my hardest to learn Spanish. I took four years of it in high school, while spending my summers volunteering at a children's home in Panama and going on mission trips, then I majored in Spanish in college, which meant four more years of classes and a two month study abroad program in Mexico.

I began my Spanish journey the same way that my students do... in a classroom. I understand how difficult and frustrating learning a language can be, simply because I've been there. I do my best to help my students learn, and if they will give me their best effort, they will be successful in my class.
Fine Arts/Foreign Language
B.A. in Spanish from Freed-Hardeman University
M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction from Freed-Hardeman University
11 years as a high school Spanish I and Spanish II teacher in Tennessee
4 years as a junior high and middle school Spanish teacher in Alabama