I was born in Texas, and my father’s time in the military provided time spent in Texas, New York, Pennsylvania, and most memorably in Germany. Living overseas gave me the opportunity to interact with different people and cultures; an experience I still treasure to this day! I believe being an educator gives me the opportunity to have some say in how our world will continue to evolve and change for the better. Working directly with middle school students is truly the best parts of my day. I see middle school students as the most interesting young people, who are open to new experiences, looking for guidance support and humor. My job is to foster a place where great teachers facilitate learning with curious students ready to ask the next question and engage in new experiences.