Bachelor’s Degree from USF in Exceptional Education.
Course work and certification in Middle School Math Grades 6-9.
Master’s level course work and certification in Gifted Education.
In my 26 years of teaching, I have taught all three.
Currently, I am getting a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership.
I have taught in public school, private Christian school and Charter Schools. One of my past jobs was as a classroom teacher and a horseback riding instructor at the Renaissance Progressive Charter School in Lakeland Florida. My longest position was at Lakeland Christian School. This is also the school my three children attended, my son graduated as Valedictorian. All three of my children are honors students in college. My youngest is an engineering major at UF. My older son and daughter are both attending USF for their Master’s Degrees. My daughter works for the state as a probation officer.
When not working, I either spend time with my three children or riding my horse. I’ve owned my horse since he was two years old. He is now 11. I used to be a riding instructor and horse trainer, but sold my farm a few years ago and “moved to the beach”! I was blessed to be able to hold on to my Connemara and trail ride him as much as possible through the beautiful trail, where I keep him, at Panther Ridge Equestrian Community. I also enjoy the beach and love living close to Siesta Key!