I graduated from Cedar Hill Collegiate High School in 2014 with my Associate of Arts degree. During my time at Collegiate, I was involved in several organizations and helped push the school to new heights. Also during this time, I worked for the District Administration. These two experiences helped me find my passion for education. After graduation, I went on to Tarleton State University in Stephenville, Texas where I received my bachelor degree in Psychology with a minor in Mathematics Education, graduating in 2016. I received my master degree in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies from the University of Texas at Arlington in December 2017.
I spent my first two years teaching at Cedar Hill Collegiate Academy Middle School teaching Grade 8 Math and Algebra I. I am excited to be working with the phenomenal team at Duncanville High School Collegiate Academy to build an exciting and engaging program for all students. As the Pre-AP Algebra I and Algebra II teacher, I will be engaging students in a world of mathematics that will extend into their lives.
My educational philosophy comes from Plato's Allegory of Cave. To paraphrase, he says that everyone has the ability to learn no matter their background; we just have to be pointed in the right direction. I believe that every student has the capacity and the ability to learn anything they want. I believe in empowering students will the tenacity and the attitude to grasp and apply concepts to their daily lives. I know that we will exceed the standards of Duncanville ISD this year.