After graduating from Columbia College with and English degree and education certification, I signed my teaching contract at the drive thru window of a local sandwich shop and I have not looked back. I am passionate about painting the world with language. For the last twelve years I have worn many hats and continue to push for lifelong learning and growth. My career is being built on a foundation of forward, competitive thinking and application. I cultivate a modern classroom with technology integration, behavior management, and engaging curriculum. I also meet the ever-changing demands of education as a highly qualified educator. No two years have ever been the same and I thrive in versatility and challenges. I am a soft skills instructor and believe in the value of developing relationships in my classroom.