I was born and raised in Texas, and my family currently lives in Royse City on a small farm. My four sisters and I were homeschooled by my mom. We were raised in a small Bible church, where my family still attends. I was married in July of 2019 and my husband and I attend First Baptist Church. We live in Dallas with our two cats, and in my spare time I love to read, quilt, bake and be outside in the sunshine as much as possible.
My Masters is in Liberal Arts, but I took quite a few children’s ministry and teaching courses, which were my favorite and have helped prepare me for teaching at Zion. I completed my undergrad degree in record time (8 months) so I was able to take longer and savor every moment of my master’s degree.
My biggest experience with teaching children is at churches, where I've done everything from listening to memory verses, to teaching midweek kids ministry, to being director of the nursery at my church. I have always loved kids and love this opportunity to get to teach and lead them. I’m very involved in my church, I used to work full time in the kid’s department, and now I serve on the greeting team with my husband. Another passion of mine is theater, and I take every chance to participate with theater productions, either on stage or off.
I approach teaching with the philosophy that children learn and grow through play and interaction with other kids. We do a lot of reading, singing together, coloring and just talking. You can usually find me on the floor with at least 2 kids in my lap, reading a book, eating pretend birthday cake and just having a great time. Kids love it when an adult takes the time to sit down and show an interest in them and I think that’s so helpful to their growth, just to know that they are loved. One thing I’ve started to implement in our class is Scripture memory, and the kids have absolutely loved it. We work together to come up with hand motions for the verse, and I hope that after they leave my class that’s one thing they will remember, the truth of God’s Word.
"Educate and inform the whole mass of the people. They are the only sure reliance or the preservation of our liberty." -Thomas Jefferson