I received my Bachelor of Fine Arts in Studio Art with All-Level Teacher Certification from Texas State University. Before moving to Austin in 1984, I lived in Louisiana, California, Germany, and other places in Texas. I was a job coach for eight years at Cedar Park High School, an art teacher in Round Rock ISD and Leander ISD, and was even a makeup artist. I began teaching at Hill Country in 2017.

What is your favorite hobby or one of your favorite things?
Art, Bike-riding, gardening, and traveling.

What is your favorite food?
Seafood, Creole, Italian

Growing up, you hoped to become a…
Rock star

What is an interesting fact about you?
I received a superior medal for my singing trio in the Louisiana State competition in 8th grade. I was an alto.

What is your favorite Scripture or quote?
If I speak in the tongues of men or of angels, but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. 2 If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing. 3 If I give all I possess to the poor and give over my body to hardship that I may boast, but do not have love, I gain nothing. Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5 It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. 6 Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 7 It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. 8 Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away. 9 For we know in part and we prophesy in part, 10 but when completeness comes, what is in part disappears. 11 When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put the ways of childhood behind me. 12 For now we see only a reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known. 13 And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love. 1 Corinthians 13:1-13

Who has had the greatest influence on your life and why?
My mother. She raised me on her own and taught me a lot. She had great faith and took me to church.

What do you believe makes Hill Country distinct?
This is a place where truth and love are spoken.

What do you love about teaching at Hill Country?
I love working with the students! They give me such joy, especially when they are excited to see how things come together and when suddenly they realize that they can do it! Parents are so supportive and thankful for what we do. The curriculum here at Hill Country is a beautiful thing in which we integrate our heavenly Father and His Word into our lessons. I love teaching at Hill Country Christian School!