I suppose I've always been drawn to the field of teaching, influenced by my grandmother who once taught in a one-room schoolhouse. However, my first real position was as a librarian at M.D. Anderson Research Medical Library in Houston. It was an interesting job, filled with doctors who were passionate about their research.
A few years later, when I was living in a small village outside New York City, I applied for a teaching position at a preschool called Tom Thumb. My credentials were a degree in psychology with a background in music. I was lucky to have an immediate rapport with the director and ended up teaching there for five years.
By this time I realized I loved teaching. I had also moved to Austin where I earned Teacher Certification with an endorsement in language arts at St. Edward's University. In January 1997
I began teaching middle school language arts at St.Francis School. Eventually I moved to fifth grade teaching not only language arts but social studies and theater arts.
For the past three years I have been a part of the Learning Center where I have been tutoring individual students and have continued teaching fifth/sixth grade theater. I think I am the luckiest person in the world to be able to follow my passion for teaching and inspiring young students.