Degrees and Certifications:
Ed.S. - Educational Leadership, Character Education Concentration M.Ed. - Educational Leadership B.S. - Secondary Education, Business Education Concentration A.A. - Early Childhood Education
I'm excited to be a part of the Brambleton Middle School family! I'm a secondary business education teacher and yearbook advisor/club sponsor. I am also a member of the Future Business Leaders of America, Professional Division, and Future Business Leaders of America, Middle-Level Adviser, Chapter 19398. For the 2019-2020 school year, I will be teaching Introduction to Computer Applications, which includes computer science, entrepreneurship, Microsoft Office, and touch typing.
I worked in medical, legal, and retail management for 15 years prior to switching to education 17 years ago. I have earned an associate's degree in early childhood education, a bachelor's in secondary education (with an emphasis in business education), a master's degree in educational leadership, and an education specialist degree in educational leadership (with a character education concentration). Currently, I am continuing my character education research with an education psychology concentration at Regent University through the Ph.D. program and a goal graduation date in May 2022.
Previous educational experiences include administrative leadership roles, and teaching: K-4 beginning computer, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, 5th grade, 5th/6th keyboarding, 7th-12th English, 7th/8th computer information systems, 7th-10th life skills, 11th/12th economics/personal finance, and 9th-12th yearbook.
Family and friends are important to me and our favorite activities are watching movies, reading, traveling, swimming, hiking, biking, camping, and board gaming. I have always risen to the excitement of a new challenge and I'm a life-long learner, driven to work with today's youth to develop exceptional social-emotional learning and 21st-century skills. Our goal as secondary instructional facilitators at Brambleton is to use the 5Cs of learning to develop a growth mindset in our future contributors.
LCPS (and the VA DOE) Profile of a Graduate: We are developing creative, collaborative, communicating, creative critical thinkers at Brambleton Middle School!
It is an honor to work with Loudoun County Public Schools and serve the community through Brambleton Middle School, and I'm ready to #CLIMB (Create, Lead, Inspire, Motivate, Believe). Let's go, Bears!