I joined the staff of Vance Charter School during the summer of 2010. I have been working in education since 1975, when I graduated from Lamar University in Beaumont Texas. My teaching career began in Waco, Texas. After teaching in Texas for three years, I relocated to Virginia, where I worked in the public education system as a teacher and an administrator. Along the way, I earned my master’s and doctoral degrees from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond.
Outside my lifelong commitment to education, I have developed a passion for cooking. The loves of my life are my family members – husband Dave, son Chris, daughter-in-law Genia, mother Jodie, and our grandson Al.