I grew up in Port Arthur, Texas which, in many ways, is a town very much like Deer Park. I'm from a large family and earned by Bachelor's degree from Lamar University in Beaumont. I began my teaching career at Carpenter Elementary where I taught both second and fourth grade. I received my Master's Degree in Educational Management from the University of Houston - Clear Lake and my Principal certification from Sam Houston State University. I was an assistant principal at WAC, SJE, and DPE before being named Principal. I love my job and love working with children. The amazing teachers and support staff that I work with at DPE continually inspire me to always look for ways to improve our school.I have been married to my husband, Kyle, for 33 years and we have two great kids. Our daughter, Meagan, is a UT-Austin graduate and currently works in Business Performance and Management Information Systems at the Hess Corporation in Houston. She got married last November to Mr. Jonathon Box and we are so happy to welcome him to our family. Our son, Logan,recently graduated from Texas A&M and is working for Fidelity Investments in DallasKyle and I love to travel and treasure the time that we get to spend with our family. We are blessed beyond measure and very proud to be a part of TEAM DPISD.My favorite quote-Children are a living message that we send to a time that we will not see.