I have been a member of TEA for seven years. I am the proud mother of three wonderful daughters - Latresa, Caresa and Katora. I have a wonderful son-in-law and one beautiful granddaughter, whose name is Kearsten. Inspired by my daughters, in 2002, I sat out on a journey to accomplish my professional goal of becoming a teacher. The culmination of this journey has ended with me presently being a fourth and fifth grade teacher, and the recipient of an associate’s and bachelor’s degree as well as two master’s degrees. I have now decided to continue my educational journey and pursue a doctoral degree in educational leadership. Teaching is my passion; I love interacting, sharing, and exchanging knowledge with my students. My goal is to help them reach and achieve their fullest potential as well as make a lasting positive impact on their lives. I am grateful to have the opportunity to serve our valued members of HCEA. I am also thankful and blessed to be fulfilling a dream and engaging in the most rewarding work: TEACHING!