I was born and raised in New York City and have 3 grown children and 2 adorable grandchildren. I received my Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Central Florida and my Masters in Education degree with a specialization in reading from the University of Houston. In addition to my teaching certification for grades 1-8, I am certified to teach ESL students and students identified as gifted and talented.

I have over twenty years of teaching experience in Texas public schools. After receiving my teaching certification, I taught 5th grade in Alief, Houston for 1 year. My family and I moved to Austin in 1997 where I taught 2nd, 3rd, and 5th grade for Round Rock ISD for the next 20 years.