Welcome to 8th Grade Science! I am so excited to be teaching at Willow Springs Middle School. I enjoy middle school students and love their enthusiasm for learning. I went to high school in Houston where I took as many science classes as possible. I also ran cross country and track and still enjoy running today. I ran my first marathon three years ago, but I found out that I prefer 5K's and 15K's instead of a full marathon. I also enjoy cooking, reading and gardening. I attended Texas State University for college and earned a BS in Education with a major in Biology and a minor in Earth Science. After college, I moved to San Antonio, started my teaching career and married my wonderful husband. My husband's job has taken us to Temple, TX, Tulsa, OK, Peoria, IL and St. Louis, MO. While in Peoria, I received my MA in Curriculum and Instruction from Bradley University. Through all the moves, I have been fortunate to teach in every city that I have lived, accumulating 26 years of experience. Additionally, I have four wonderful boys. My oldest Matthew graduated from Missouri Baptist University and currently works in Dallas; Ben graduated from Coe College in Cedar Rapids, IA and is a graduate student at UTD; Trey is a senior at the University of North Texas studying finance, and my youngest Nicholas is a 6th grader at Sloan Creek. I am looking to a fantastic 2017-2018 school year.