I knew from a very young age that I would be a teacher. I can remember my preschool teacher reading books to us and thinking that one day I want to read to kids just like she does. I’ve been teaching or coaching since about the second grade, when I was given the opportunity to go to the kindergarten classes to help teach students to read.
Growing up, education and school came first, and my parents never wavered from that. I had amazing teachers who sparked my curiosity, but one teacher in particular stood out: my chemistry teacher. Thanks to her, I knew I wanted to be a science teacher.
I’ve been given numerous opportunities to serve in leadership roles throughout high school, college, and my teaching career, and even though I don’t care for the spotlight, I’ve never shied away from serving.