My educational background: I graduated from Manzano High School in Albuquerque, New Mexico; have a Bachelor of Science Degree from Texas Woman's University, a Masters of Education from the University of Maine at Orono and I am a National Board Certified Teacher, Academically and Intellectually Endorsed, and a 2014 Fund for Teachers Fellow. Subjects taught include: health, physical education, mathematics, algebra, and science with students in K-8. I have also coached both girls and boys in basketball, volleyball, track and field, gymnastics, kayak polo and had the privilege of working with the US Olympic Track and Field Committee for many years. I have been fortunate to have experience working with students in Texas, Maine, Rhode Island, and now in North Carolina. I am a very strong advocate for PUBLIC SCHOOLS in my 35th year of teaching. Yikes! I still love it!