I grew up in Corpus Christi, graduating from King High School. After earning an Associates Degree in Education from Del Mar College, I continued my college career at Texas A & I University CC completing my education courses then transferred to Texas A & I University Kingsville to fulfill the requirements for my Bachelors of Science Degree in Elementary Education. I earned my Masters Degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Texas A & I CC. I have 38 years in education, teaching prek to fifth grade. I am married and blessed to have two sons, two daughters, a daughter in law, a son-in-law and a granddaughter. My free time is spent with my family, showing horses, and playing with our dogs and cats.