I was born and raised in Texas, but as a military spouse I've lived everywhere from Washington to Florida. I even spent two years in Italy! I received my undergraduate teaching degree from the University of Texas at Austin in 1994 and a Master of Science in Educational Technology from Texas A&M Corpus Christi in 2011. I have eight years of experience teaching 4th and 5th grade Language Arts. I have been married for twenty-four years and have two children.