Before moving to Austin in 2010, my family and I lived in Alabama and Colorado. I earned my Bachelor of Science in English Language Arts Education from Auburn University. I’m also currently pursuing my Master of Education Administration. Before starting at Hill Country in 2011, I taught in Alabama and Colorado every grade from 4th to 11th. My daughter Molly is also a high school English teacher here at Hill Country. It’s great to see her love it as much as I do.

What is your favorite sport?
College football, mainly because I like hanging out with others who actually care about football (haha).

What is your favorite hobby or one of your favorite things?
My favorite hobby is camping with my family.

What is your favorite food?
Anything Mexican, especially tacos.

Growing up, you hoped to become a…

Other than the Bible, what’s your all-time favorite book?
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

What is an interesting fact about you not many people know?
My greatest accomplishment is raising triplets plus one!

If you could meet one historical figure or famous person, who would it be and why?
Other than the obvious answer, Jesus, it would be southern author Harper Lee. She was elusive, brilliant, sassy, head-strong, spoke her mind through her works, and had a pulse on the deep south like no other.

What song would be the soundtrack to your life?
Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing

What is your favorite Scripture or quote?
Be strong and courageous; do not be frightened and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go. Joshua 1:9

Who has had the greatest influence on your life and why?
My parents. They are the most beautiful example of what it means to live your life for the Lord. Without their example, I wouldn’t be who I am today.

What do you believe makes Hill Country distinct?
Hill Country holds true to our mission of getting to know our students. We truly make it our mission to build relationships with each of our students.

What do you love about teaching at Hill Country?
I love that we have the freedom within our curriculum to teach with a biblical worldview. The love of Jesus runs through my English and World Cultures classes each and every day. There’s not a moment that goes by without making relevant the fact that we see the world through Jesus. He’s in our characters in our novels, and He’s in every culture we study.