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When I'm not working, I love to relax!
I hope you have enjoyed getting to know a little about me.
I like to travel and would like to do more in my future!
In was born on March 31st 1980 and raised in Panama City since birth.
Teaching was my passion
for 8 years!
My family & friends have described me as ....
A VERY interesting fact about me......
Beach Elementary School
Surfside Middle School
After graduating high school, I attended
Gulf Coast Community College
Florida State University
After high school and community college, I graduated from Florida State University with a Bachelors Degree in Elementary Education.
I also love to have fun!
I've become quit adventurous the older I've gotten.
I rescue, spay/neuter, and adopt homeless cats
I have 9 that I care for.....yes, you read that correctly....9!
Some of my
My friends are so special to me too!
More on my teaching career...
My whole world is my family.
I would describe myself as.....
Mexico....here we come!
Jumping from a plain 10,000 feet above the ground freefalling
You freefall at 120 mph or approximately 1,000 feet for every six seconds.
The entire experience last a total of 5 minutes....yes, that's it!
Probably the biggest rush of my life!
The Blarney Stone is set high upon the Blarney Castle on the top story in Cork, Ireland. It is said to give the kisser the power of eloquence or the "gift of gab." Kiss it, legend says, and you'll never be a loser for words! BUT, the stone must be kissed in a certain way for its powers to be effective.
Zip lining in the Limestone Hills of Belize
10 zip line platforms
as high as 85 feet into the canopy
as far apart as 250 feet across
HERE'S THE GANG!
Nothing I have ever done has brought me as much joy as I have received from teaching children how to read and write. Helping young children grow and mature has been richly rewarding and I would not trade my experiences for anything. It's hard for many people to understand all of the work that goes into being a classroom teacher, the word “teacher” just doesn’t cover it. We’re also nurses, psychologists, recess monitors, social workers, parental counselors, secretaries, copy machine mechanics, and almost literally parents, in most instances, to our students. When you’re a teacher, you have to be ready for everything and anything to be thrown at you on a given day. And there’s no turning it down.
If you take a look at what has happened in our nation's public schools since the beginning of
No Child Left Behind, e
verything that is not math or reading has been de-emphasized. The teaching of history and science has shrunk to almost nothing in most schools, or are made to be taught only for the tested areas. Elementary children have limited recess time so more time can be squeezed in for math and reading.
And of course to go along with all of this, the move toward merit pay continues. Merit pay and eliminating teacher tenure, while turning teachers into at-will employees are the biggest disservice our leaders can do to students. Over the past few years, wonderfully gifted young teachers have left the classroom, feeling they do not have support and that things are not going to get any better. These were most of my reasons for leaving the classroom. I was sad to leave and wondered if I would ever change my mind, but looking back, I think it was the best move for me.
Three Simple Rules in Life
1. If you never go after what you want,
you'll never have it.
2. If you do not ask,
the answer will always be no.
3. If you do not step forward,
you will always be in the same place
No matter how old you are, where you’re from or what you do for a living, we all share something in common, a desire to be successful. Each person’s definition of success is different. I fell that if I am willing to
think big, find what I love to do and do it, learn how to balance my life, avoid being afraid of failure, be a person of action, introduce new ideas, keep a positive mental attitude, and be willing to work hard
, I will continue to succeed in the direction I'm meant to go.