I attended Longwood College for undergraduate studies in Liberal Arts. I received my Masters in Special Education from Longwood University and my Post-Masters in Educational Leadership was obtained at Virginia Commonwealth University. I have been in education for 20 years. Of my 20 years in education,1 year served in Prince Edward County as a teacher of students with Emotional Disabilities. The other 19 years of my career have been in Chesterfield County Public Schools. During my time in Chesterfield, I have served as a teacher of students with Emotional disabilities, Specific Learning disabilities, Autism, Intellectual disabilities, and physical impairments. I have also served as the Coordinator of the Intensive Day Program for students with severe emotional and mental impairments. Most recently I served as the Associate Principal at Falling Creek Elementary. This is my third year as the proud principal of Salem Church Elementary.
I am the dedicated wife to my husband, Horace and the “Mommy” of my 9 year old daughter, Christina and an infant daughter, Hazel. I love dogs and have a Yorkie who thinks she’s a person and a lab who is huge but thinks she is small enough to sit in my lap. When I have free moments I am busy spending quality time with my family cooking, exploring, and enjoying the simple things.
I always strive to guide the youth I encounter on the trail of becoming strong citizens of great character. Partnering with parents in providing their child with the most effective and positive educational experience is my mission. I have a love for children and find happiness in doing for others. I am thrilled to be a part of the Salem Church Elementary community. Salem has a rich history of phenomenal students, teachers, and families and I am delighted to be a “STAR”!