I moved to Austin in 1988 to study at The University of Texas at Austin. I have a Bachelor of Science in Applied Learning and Development (Education), a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, and a Master of Arts in Library and Information Sciences. I taught 2nd and 3rd grade in Austin ISD for 15 years and then was an elementary school librarian in the same district for five years. I joined the Hill Country staff in January of 2020. My daughter is a current student, Class of 2026.
What is your favorite sport?
What is your favorite hobby or one of your favorite things?
I like to sew and make crafty things.
What is your favorite food?
Mexican food, steak, lobster and crab
Growing up, you hoped to become a…
A truck driver who traveled with a pet monkey named Bear. Entering college, I wanted to be a child psychologist.
Other than the Bible, what’s your all-time favorite book?
This changes often. Right now, it is The Lost and Found Book Shop by Susan Wiggs.
What is an interesting fact about you?
I’ve completed a marathon, three half marathons, and a triathlon. I’m also an avid University of Texas football fan, and I have had season tickets for almost three decades.
If you could meet one historical figure or famous person, who would it be and why?
Jackie Kennedy: her work to preserve the history of the White House and New York City has always fascinated me.
What song would be the soundtrack to your life?
“I Can See Clearly Now” by Johnny Nash
What is your favorite Scripture or quote?
Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love. 1 John 4:8
What do you believe makes Hill Country distinct?
Hill Country partners with parents in the education of students. Each student is an integration of both settings, not just what the school or the parents teach. Honoring parents’ Christian Faith is integral to Hill Country’s foundation. This creates a long-lasting partnership of faith and education.
What do you love about teaching at Hill Country?
I love that teachers are encouraged to use traditional and non-traditional methods to help students learn. Fundamental skills like memorization, logical thinking, and public speaking are not only taught, but taught with intention and purpose.