Phone: (828) 312-1639
Degrees and Certifications:
B.A. Romance Languages- The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
I teach Spanish I and Spanish II at Caldwell Early College High School, where I have taught since 2007, challenging kids to travel and seek out new cultures and countries.
I grew up in Caldwell County, and I have a deep love for this area. I think it is important for students to cross the Hickory bridge and travel all over the world to serve, to grow, and to explore, but also to gain an appreciation of this area, their home, and family. I have personally modeled this belief through my travels to Mexico, the Dominican Republic, France, England, Costa Rica, and Guatemala, where I have had the joy of serving in communities and experiencing amazing foods, opportunities, and cultures. To support these personal beliefs in my classroom, I created the Beyond the Bridge Campaign, encouraging students to gain skills in the present to support travel in the future.
I found my love of languages and cultures at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where I studied abroad in Taxco, Mexico. I graduated from UNC-CH in 2000 with a Bachelor of the Arts Degree in Romance Languages and a concentration in Spanish. I received my K-12 licensure from Appalachian State University the following year, while teaching at South Caldwell High School. After teaching at SCHS for 6 years, I began teaching Seminar at CECHS, then later Spanish.
At CECHS I enjoy not only teaching Spanish but planning events such as our prom, CECHS Gives Back and school dances. I also love creating our school yearbook!
I am proud to be a CECHS Mustang, and I look forward to this school year!