I grew up in Frisco, Texas, and went to Texas A&M University for my undergraduate studies in Middle School Language Arts and Social Studies. Shortly after graduation, I got married and moved to Tulsa, Oklahoma. We lived and worked there for several years before moving back home to Frisco. I now work at the same middle school I went to as a student, and I have had amazing opportunities to grow and improve as a teacher.
For fun, I enjoy reading with my cat, Peppercorn, curled up in my lap. I also enjoy cooking and can often be found in my kitchen, trying new recipes. On the weekends, we typically spend time with friends and family in the area. For vacations, my husband and I primarily enjoy hiking and backpacking in state and national parks. Our favorite backpacking trips have been to the Upper Peninsula of Michigan and the Ozark Mountains in Arkansas. We also enjoy visiting different states and countries, being sure to explore the local restaurants and hot-spots. Our favorite vacations so far have been to Ireland and Prince Edward Island in Canada.