I have worked as a teacher in Arlington ISD for sixteen years. I am an Arlington native who attended Morton Elementary, Workman Junior High, and graduated from Sam Houston High School. I earned a Bachelor’s degree at the University of North Texas. My education credits and student teaching were completed at the University of Texas at Arlington. My teaching certifications are Elementary Self Contained 1-8 and English as a Second Language 1-8. During my career, I have taught Fourth Grade for nine years, Third Grade for five years, Fifth Grade for one year, and Sixth Grade for one year. In my class students are expected to put forth their best effort daily and to participate actively, share ideas, and listen to the ideas of others.