First Grade Teacher
BS in Family Studies at the University of Maryland, College Park
I began my career as an event planner in Washington, DC but eventually felt the desire to fulfill my lifelong love of learning by becoming a teacher. Over the course of many years, I have had the pleasure of teaching 2nd, 3rd and 5th grade through the public-school system as well as Kindergarten and 1st grade to my daughter using a classical homeschooling program. In addition, I had the joy of teaching English as a Second Language (ESL) to adults with Arabic as their first language.
When my daughter was four years old I began researching area school options and almost by accident I stumbled upon classical Christian education. It might sound strange but this was the type of education I had always dreamed about; I just didn’t know it existed! Since there was no full time classical school in the town we lived, I relocated my family to the Cypress area to be a part of the Covenant community.
I spent three years as the Director of Admissions at Covenant, walking alongside families that were discovering classical Christian education for the very first time just like I did. I look forward to returning to the classroom and getting to combine my passion for teaching with my passion for the impact Covenant Academy is making in the Cypress and northwest Houston community. I am a total geek about reading and find that there is nothing more exciting than watching beginning readers develop a love of words and, eventually, a love of stories. Even math is exciting at this age as numbers become more concrete leading to the awe and beauty of order that waits to be discovered in the world.
I have two children, both in the Grammar School at Covenant. We also have a lovable pit bull named Wendy who mothers us all! You can usually find me at the pool with my kids, spending time with friends, dreaming of my next adventure in Europe or reading historical fiction. I am also passionate about orphan care and chai tea and cannot live without God’s Word!