It is an honor to teach in such a well-known and respected district like Lovejoy. I have had the privilege of being a part of the Lovejoy family since the inaugural year we opened the high school in 2006. Originally from Lubbock, TX, I moved to the DFW area when I was a kid and graduated from Southlake Carroll in 1995. I then attended Trinity University in San Antonio, TX where I received my B.A. in History and a Master of Arts in Teaching. I spent the first six years of my teaching career at Coppell Middle School North where I taught 6th grade Social Studies, 7th grade Texas History GT and was the cheerleading coach for four years. In 2006, I joined the Lovejoy family and have since taught at the high school and at Sloan Creek Middle School. This year I will be teaching 7th grade Texas History Pre-AP and GT along with 8th grade US History. I am excited for another great year at Willow Springs.
I am a life-long learner and a huge history and geography fanatic. I love to travel and have been to Europe four times, Australia/New Zealand once and Mexico twice. I also love to read, dance and camp with my family. My husband and love to take road trips. We have taken road trips to Tennessee, Florida, New Mexico, Nevada, Utah, Montana, Wyoming, and this summer drove to Seattle, WA. I live in Allen with my husband Rodney and our two dogs (Cody and Daisy) and two cats (Tuxedo and Claire). I also have a 16 year old step-son, Garrett, who will be a junior this year at Braswell High School in Denton where he is a co-captain for the varsity cheerleading squad.
Finally, like your children, I too am a student. I recently completed a Masters in Curriculum and Instruction with a focus on digital learning from Abilene Christian University. I am also currently working toward getting my Google Certification.
See the Links section for Texas History and U.S. History websites.