I am beginning my 12th year at Hidden Hollow Elementary, and my 26th 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 21 years in December, and we have two children. My oldest, Mikayla, graduated from Kingwood High School in July; Class of 2020. She will be attending the University of North Texas in Denton, and plans to eventually become a physical therapist. My son, Mason, will be in 11th grade at KHS. He is on the Varsity basketball team, and also plays on an AAU basketball team outside of school.
In my classroom, we are one big happy family. We spend a lot of time together, so will take care of one another, and treat each other with respect. I am excited about being your child's teacher this year, and will love and treasure them as if they were my own.