I am proud to be a part of the Willow Springs science team this year! Last year I had the opportunity to work at Willow Springs as an Instructional Aide after staying home with my children for 5 years. Prior to staying home with my kiddos, I taught high school Biology and Anatomy & Physiology in Mesquite for 5 years. I always knew someday I'd return to my love of teaching. My husband teaches 7th grade GT math here at Willow Springs and we have two wonderful children, Shane (8 years), and Sage (6 years), both attending school in Lovejoy ISD. In college I studied marine science and am passionate about coastal ecology and marine conservation. Scuba diving was a way to immerse myself in the underwater world. I spent 10 years training certified divers and teaching marine ecology to young divers. Most of my students were age 13-17 years old attending teen programs I worked with throughout Florida and the Caribbean. I look forward to an exciting year working with Lovejoy's class of 2022 and 2023!