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Hi there! Welcome all to LeopardLife newspaper, Rosette yearbook and Willow Springs photography.  Thanks for stopping in. Let me tell you a bit about myself and my family.  


 As a journalist and educator, I am determined to find creative ways to help students succeed with individualized and differentiated instruction while teaching students to use their voice to make an impact and difference. I believe all individuals are capable of great things to share with the world.  This classroom is a great place to do just that.


I joined Lovejoy ISD in 2008 and I am the technology and communications department head. I teach journalism, yearbook and photography, which includes advising the school newspaper, LeopardLife; the online publication, www.LeopardLife.net; and the school yearbook, Rosette.  You can follow all of these award-winning publications on Twitter and Instagram. My class website is Willow Springs Journalism https://sites.google.com/a/lovejoyisd.net/willow-springs-journalism/ 


Prior to becoming an educator, I was a journalist and editor many years. I hold a Master's of Education degree, graduating with a 4.0 from Abilene Christian University in educational leadership with an emphasis in conflict resolution and mediation.  My undergraduate degree is in journalism. I am certified in school principalship, instructional leadership, and conflict resolution/mediation, secondary English and Journalism 8-12.  


 I live in the district and have three daughters ages 21, 18 and almost 15. I enjoy exploring the outdoors, taking long walks, jogs or hikes on trails with my dogs and doing power yoga. I am married to Lt. Col. Clayton Sanders, who serves active duty Air National Guard and formerly US Air Force as an aviator.  


Office Hours: 6th and 8th-period conference by appointment.