I was born and raised in Grand Prairie, TX. I graduated from South Grand Prairie High School in 1999. I attended Texas State University - San Marcos. I graduated with my B. A. in Interdisciplinary Studies in December of 2003, and began teaching in January 2004! I have taught third grade, first grade, and currently kindergarten. I completed my M. of Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction in December 2009. Along the way, in 2005, I got married to a physical education teacher. We have a dog named Shake.