Welcome to My Class!
I am so excited about this school year! There will be so many things that we are going to learn together. I want to take this opportunity to allow you, to get to know me, a little better. I was born and raised in Orlando, Florida. I have been married for over fifteen years. We have two beautiful children Josiah (15) and Zaria (13).
I'm a former Correctional Officer for the State of Florida. This is my ninth year teaching with the Marion County School Board.
2008 - 2013 - 9th - 12th grade Substitute Teacher at Vanguard High school.
2013 - 2015 - ESE EBD (K - 5) Teacher at Oakcrest Elementary school.
2015 - 2016 - ESE EBD (K - 2) Teacher at Oakcrest Elementary school.
2016 - Present - Criminal Justice Operations 1, 2, and 3 at North Marion High school.
This is my second year to teach at North Marion High School. I am so grateful for the opportunity to work with you and your children. Thank you for taking the time to read this. I hope this site is a great tool for your family.
My Teaching Philosophy…
Is that all students have the potential for learning and creativity. In order for me to tap into their learning potential, the learning environment I create must be open, accessible, and comfortable. I want to create an environment where students feel comfortable and want to learn.
I graduated from Maynard Evans High school in Orlando, Florida. I attended Florida A & M University (F.A.M.U.) and Central Florida Community College where I received my Associate of Arts (A.A.) degree. In 2012, I graduated from Saint Leo University where I received my Bachelors of Arts (B.A.) degree in Criminal Justice.
October 4, 2002
Certificate of Completion
Basic Corrections Academy (530 hours)
Criminal Justice Institute at Valencia Community College
December 16, 2002
The Commission on Criminal Justice standards and Training
Basic Recruit Certificate
Certificate of Compliance
Correctional Officers 530 Hours for having fulfilled the requirements for training as prescribed in Chapter 943 of Florida statutes
During the 2004 Hurricane Season for dedicated service to the Citizens of Orange County following Hurricanes Charley, Frances and Jeanne
November 30, 2009
Central Florida Community College Conversion Partner Program
Increasing intercultural communication and enhancing diversity and global understanding
Golden Apple Rookie Teacher of the Year Nominee
Oakcrest Elementary School of International Studies located in Ocala, FL