Originally from Crittenden, Kentucky, I am a 2001 graduate of Western Kentucky University with a B.S. in Accounting. While working in public accounting, I had the privilege of being involved in some community service work with students in the area. This experience helped me to realize my real passion is for teaching and inspiring young people. I returned to college and graduated in 2006 from Northern Kentucky University with a Master's in Teaching Middle Grades Mathematics. I have spent the past twelve years teaching mathematics to middle schoolers, nine of those years at Grant County Middle School in Dry Ridge, Kentucky and two years at Clermont Northeastern in Batavia, Ohio. I am excited to begin my second year at Highlands Middle School and look forward to meeting my new students!