I am originally from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and I am a huge sports fan...which gives me the opportunity to say Boomer Sooner!....and Thunder Up! More than sports, I love learning and academics! I attended Iowa State University where I received my first degree in Business Administration in 1993. Later, my love for people led me to pursue a Master's degree in Counseling Psychology. Upon receiving my Master's I worked for a few years as a Regional Program Coordinator for the Kansas Kids at GEAR UP program. Working with GEAR UP connected my with my passion for teaching and my desire to invest in the lives of young people. This connection led me back to school where I studied and prepared to become a certified teacher of Psychology and Spanish. I love teaching Spanish, I love the culture, I love the food, and I love being at THS!