B.S. Conservation Wildlife Biology, BYU
M.S. Library Science, UNT
I am starting my twenty-third year in Beeville ISD, all at Moreno Junior High School. I taught science, primarily 8th grade, for 10 years. This is year thirteen as the Librarian.
Before becoming an educator, I worked my way through college. I’ve worked as a waitress, managed a pet store, and worked at a veterinarian’s office as a technician and secretary. I also worked as a substitute teacher. After subbing at all levels, I knew junior high was where I belonged.
I am married and have two children. My daughter is a sophomore at Texas Tech studying mechanical engineering. My son is a senior at A.C. Jones. He is in band and choir, plays tennis, and is very involved in many other activities and organizations. We have four cats, a dog, and a turtle.
I have a wide variety of hobbies that I enjoy in my limited spare time. I enjoy geocaching, catching Pokemon, and traveling. Of course I love to read! I enjoy YA books, especially sci fi and fantasy, but don’t limit myself to those. Fishing is another activity that I enjoy ( and wish I could do more often.)
I am actively involved in Boy Scouts of America. I am a former Webelos Den Leader and Scoutmaster. I now serve on the district committee as the advancement coordinator and as an associate advisor for the OA. I am registered with a Venture Crew in Corpus Christi, as well. I just completed a 12 day backpacking trek at Philmont, hiking over 80 miles.
I have always enjoyed traveling. I grew up as a Navy brat and moved frequently. I have been to Japan, South Korea, Canada, Mexico, Germany, Switzerland, Lichtenstein, Spain, Bahamas, St. Marten, St. Kitts, Honduras, Belize, St. Thomas, USVI, England, France, Italy, Vatican City, Curacao, and Aruba. We did drive through a small part of Austria but didn’t stop. I was born in the Philippines, but have no memory of being there. I hope to add more countries soon.