I have worked in schools all of my life, beginning as an After-School Care Worker at a local elementary school while I was in high school to my current role as an assistant principal. I have always loved the atmosphere of schools: the palpable excitement of learning, the opportunity to build relationships and witness growth, and - let's be honest - school supplies and colored pens! So, it just made sense for me to major in Education when college rolled around. I attended the University of South Carolina and graduated with a degree in Middle Level Education with concentrations in English Language Arts and Social Studies. I spent my first year teaching in Blythewood, South Carolina, at a school in its first year of 1:1 iPad implementation. After that, I moved to Texas and worked as an English teacher while I pursued my Masters Degree in Educational Administration from Tarleton State University. Then, I served as an Interventionist and Dean of Instruction. Currently, I'm in North Carolina where I serve as a high school Assistant Principal, and relish any opportunity to get back in the classroom and "guest teach" for a day. Being around students gives me energy, hope, and excitement; I can't imagine doing anything else!