About me.....hmmm......I have found that this page is the most difficult for me to write. So, this will DEFINITELY be a work in progress.

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Well, like most people who live around here, I am not actually FROM here. I was born outside of Cleveland, Ohio (go Browns!)
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but I ended up moving around a lot. I lived in Phoenix, Arizona; Dhahran, Saudi Arabia (my dad used to work for Greyhound and they had a contract to bus workers to and from the oil fields); and then on to Iowa.......

I graduated from Earlham Community School in Earlham Iowa in May of 1988.


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And shortly after I moved here to Charlotte where I have been ever since. So, I have spent most of my life - ALL of my adult life, here in Charlotte.

I graduated from UNCC in December of 1994 after spending a wonderful time student teaching an amazing group of 4th graders at Matthews Elementary. However, I did not immediately go into teaching since there weren't any fulltime jobs available. So, I worked for my dad's company making furniture and school supplies out of PVC pipe as well as cushions. However, after about four years, the call to teach was too strong to ignore so I began teaching in the fall of 1999 and have been doing it ever since. My first teaching assignment was 6th grade language arts and social studies. I also taught 5th grade in Union County (6 years in Waxhaw) before returning to CMS.

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This is my 14th year of teaching and my seventh total in CMS as of this writing.

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