I am beginning my eleventh year at Hidden Hollow Elementary, and my 25th year in education. I'm just as excited about meeting my students this year, as I was my first year of teaching. I absolutely love being with the kids, building relationships with them, and watching them discover new things throughout the year. A few of my goals this year will be to teach my students how to make personal goals using a growth mindset, track how they are doing, and get them comfortable taking risks when learning. It's okay to be wrong. In fact, that's when the best learning happens.
My family moved to Kingwood when I was in 6th grade. I attended Kingwood Middle School, and graduated from Kingwood High School in 1988. My B.S. in Interdisciplinary Studies was received in 1992 from Stephen F. Austin State University, and my M.Ed in Educational Psychology from Texas A&M, was awarded in 1994.
I began my career in Alief ISD, teaching 4th grade math and science. After that, I taught in Englewood, Colorado, then two Christian schools and finally Humble ISD. I have taught 4th grade, 3rd grade, 2nd grade, and pre-K.
My husband, Miguel Carlos, is a teacher and baseball/football coach at Kingwood High School. Miguel and I have been married for twenty years in December, and we have two children. My oldest, Mikayla, is going to be a senior this year. We cannot believe how the years have flown by with her. My husband and I plan to enjoy every moment of her senior year. My son, Mason, will be in 10th grade. Both of my children are very involved at KHS. Mason is on the high school basketball team and also plays on an AAU basketball team outside of school. Mikayla is a keeper on the Varsity soccer team, and is one of the captains this year. She is also a student Senator for the KHS Student Council.
In my classroom, we are one big happy family. We will take care of one another, and treat each other with respect. We will begin each day with a character building lesson during our "Family Time". It is vital for your child to be on time to school everyday so they will not miss these valuable lessons with their classmates.
You are always welcome to call or email me with any questions or concerns you have. I know that working together, we can help your child be the best he/she can be. I am excited about being your child's teacher, and will love and treasure them as if they were my own.