I began my career in education as a 5th grade teacher in Keller ISD, Keller, TX, where I spent 14 years, working as a 5th grade teacher and school counselor. After leaving Keller ISD, I moved to New Mexico and went to work for Alamogordo Public Schools, Alamogordo, NM. After spending 10 years in Alamogordo, working as Behavior Intervention Specialist, School Counselor, Crisis Response Coordinator, Educational Diagnostician, Special Education Coordinator, and Director of Special Education, I made the move to Roswell Independent School District, Roswell, NM. In Roswell, I worked as the Assistant Superintendent of Special Services. Prior to coming to Utah Connections Academy, I spent a year working as Associate Director of Related Services, Denver Public Schools, Denver, CO.