I’m originally from Kerrville, Texas, and received my Bachelor of Arts in Behavioral Science and my Master of Education in Advanced Literacy Instruction from Concordia University Texas. I moved to Austin in 2006 and taught at Challenger School (Avery Ranch), Pflugerville ISD, and Gateway College Prep (Georgetown) before joining the Hill Country staff in 2017.

What is your favorite sport?

What is your favorite hobby or one of your favorite things?
Cooking and photography

What is your favorite food?
Coffee (coffee beans are a food, right?)

Growing up, you hoped to become a…

What is an interesting fact about you?
In 1st grade I won a Christmas stamp design contest with Wheat Ridge seals.

If you could meet one historical figure or famous person, who would it be and why?
Jackie Kennedy. She lived a very complex, interesting life. She did everything with intelligence and grace and had a strong appreciation for American heritage.

What is your favorite Scripture or quote?
Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:6-7

What do you believe makes Hill Country distinct, other than the tight-knit community?
We are a PreK through 12th grade school that pairs academic instruction with the goal of honoring and bringing glory to God in everything we do. In addition to rigorous academics, our students learn good communication techniques through a variety of special events and develop a solid sense of moral character through consistent behavior expectations. Our school-to-home connection is strong, and we recognize the importance of that partnership.

What do you love about teaching at Hill Country?
At Hill Country, we have the chance to reach out to families with the Gospel through the quality academic and spiritual education of their children. I love being able to tie everything we are learning back to a biblical truth. It is such a blessing to watch students make their own faith connections as we go about our day. In a world where there seems to be so much noise, it is a privilege to help children fix their eyes on their Savior, no matter how much the world shouts to get their attention. It is my prayer that I can give them tools that will guide them as they wisely navigate their way and hopefully grow to become thoughtful servant-leaders in their communities one day.