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I grew up in Trussville and graduated high school from Jefferson County International Baccalaureate School in 2005. In 2009, I received my B.A. in International Studies from Birmingham-Southern College.  The next semester, I began studying at UAB, and I graduated with an M.A. in Secondary Spanish Education in 2010.  In December 2015, I earned an Ed.S. degree in Teacher Leadership from Jacksonville State University. 


In college, I traveled to Cuernavaca, Mexico, and Quito, Ecuador.  After graduation, I began teaching at Locust Fork High School and Hueytown High School as a long-term subsitute.  I took my first full-time teaching position at Shades Valley High School in 2009, where I taught Spanish 1 and 2.

This is my sixth year at HTHS, where I have taught all levels of Spanish and served as the sponsor of the Spanish Club, El Club de Español.  My goal as an educator is to provide students with the opportunity to learn about the language and culture of Spanish speakers in an engaging and interactive environment.  I believe the more that students learn about cultures different from their own, the more connected they will become to the rest of the world.