I was born and raised in Webster Groves, Missouri a suburb of St. Louis. I started babysitting when I was 10 years old, and from that point on I have always worked with children in some capacity. After two years of college in Missouri I decided I needed a change of pace and moved to Atlanta. I worked as a nanny for a year to gain residency and then completed my bachelor's in History and Sociology at GSU. I went back to GSU to complete my Masters in Teaching. For the past five and a half years I have honed my teaching skills at Sequoyah Middle School. I taught 6th grade Social Studies for most of that time, but my favorite experience was when I taught both Social Studies and Language Arts; the two subjects complement each other and can be taught seamlessly together. At Sequoyah, I took on a variety of roles: I served as the 6th grade Social Studies Chairperson for five years, Team Leader for three years, and this year I worked on the GA Milestones Testing Committee. In the past 5 years I also got married and had a two children of my own; a 4 year old daughter named Olive, and a 1 year old son named Frederick.