I graduated from Ponchatoula High School in 1999 and then enlisted in the United States Marine Corps, where I served as a field radio operator for six years. I graduated from Southeastern Louisiana University in 2011 with a Bachelor’s of Arts degree in English: Language and Literature, as well as minors in both history and philosophy. This is my third year teaching, all of which have been at Pearl River High School.
I teach Business English and Technical Writing at PRHS, as well as serving as the Newspaper Club sponsor and co-sponsor of the Student Council. During my tenure at Southeastern, I worked for The Lion’s Roar newspaper and Le Souvenir yearbook, where I distinguished myself as a writer and photographer. I also held multiple leadership positions on staff, serving as the sports editor, editor-in-chief, and layout/production manager.
I have worked as a paraprofessional in St. Tammany Parish School’s Special Education program. I worked 4.5 years with special needs students in various capacities: classroom para, inclusion para, and C.A.A.B. (Classroom Assistance for Atypical Behavior) team para. As a C.A.A.B. team para I was the afforded the opportunity to work in many of the schools residing in St. Tammany Parish. I worked at Mandeville Jr. High School as a classroom and inclusion para prior to Hurricane Katrina, after which I pursued my own education. I also worked at Fontainebleau High School as an inclusion para for a semester in 2012 and at Mandeville High School as a classroom para for 2 school years (2013-2015) before accepting a teaching position at PRHS.