Welcome to the 4th grade and an awesome new year. I am excited to have the opportunity to work with you and your child this year. I am looking forward to a wonderful school year, and I am pleased that you and your family are a part of the Highlands Elementary School family. I appreciate your support in helping to make this year one of the most successful for you and your child.
Who am I? I am a singer, author, motivator, educator, and mentor. I am the oldest of three children. I graduated from East Carolina University in December 2003. I had great teachers growing up, and when asked in my childhood what I wanted to be when I grew up, my response was always a Principal. Somehow, I thought I would by pass the classroom, and go straight to the TOP. I attended both public and private school as a child, and my love of teaching has just evolved through the years. I have had various occupations, and what kept me away from the classroom was my desire to make more money. However, I found myself teaching in some aspect in all of the other fields that I have worked in.
I am the proud, single mother of two absolutely wonderful daughters. I am amazed that I have been entrusted to bring them up in the fear and admonition of the Lord. Of course most parents feel that their children are blessings. But I am just blessed to have all ladies in the house. Shakira, my oldest, is married and the mother of my first grand, Layla. My youngest daughter, Zaria, is a junior at Allen High School and she loves to play basketball. Both girls; however, are truly humorous. They keep me laughing.
I am so proud to be a new resident of Texas. I am looking forward to adapting to the "Longhorn" culture. I will be teaching both Reading and Social Studies this year!