In 2005, I began my teaching career at Burns Middle School in North Carolina teaching 6th grade science. I moved back to Virginia in 2006 and continued my career at John Yeates Middle School in Suffolk teaching 6th grade English. In 2017, I joined Isle of Wight County Schools. I earned my Bachelors of Science in Elementary Education, with minors in Professional Education and American Sign Language, from Gardner-Webb University in 2005. More recently, I earned my Masters in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies from Virginia Tech in 2017.It is my hope, as an educator, to foster positive relationships and make a long-lasting impact on future generations by molding young minds to become independent thinkers and model citizens. As a passionate teacher, I will not only provide my students an education that pushes them beyond the basics, but will be their biggest motivator and supporter throughout their educational career.