My career in education began in August 2000 when I left my Medical Technology career to become an eighth grade Math and Science teacher at Kannapolis Middle School. Literally, one day I was a Medical Technologist and the next day I was a teacher. Thankfully I had an awesome mentor and team teacher who taught me how to build relationships with students and plan lessons.
The next year I was asked by the principal to transfer to A. L. Brown High School with her. At A. L. Brown I taught Biology and AP Biology. I became the co-chair of the Science department and completed my teaching licensure. Immediately after completing the licensure program I began the Master’s in School Administration program through Gardner-Webb University. When I began the program I never intended to leave the classroom. During my administrative internship I fell in love with helping teachers and students in that capacity.
During the summer of 2005, I received my Master’s in School Administration and became an Assistant Principal at East Rowan High School. I have spent four years at East Rowan, five years at South Rowan, and currently I am here at Carson High. I have loved my time at Carson. The characteristic I love most about Carson is the willingness to try new things. Carson is ready for the challenges and changes in education and is ready to meet them head on. I look forward to seeing Carson grow academically.