I began my work in education during my time as a student at the University of North Carolina where I was a volunteer coach. Little did I know that my volunteer experience would lead me to a career in education, and the chance to impact the lives of many young people. After earning my degree from UNC, I took some time off before attending Mars Hill University to gain my teaching certification.
I took courses at night for two years while working as a third grade teaching assistant and bus driver during the day at WD Williams Elementary School. Once I earned my license, I was offered a second grade teaching position at Williams ES. I taught second grade for four years, and fifth grade for two years before transferring to Estes Elementary School to teach physical education to students in grades kindergarten through fifth.
In 2008, I was hired as the assistant principal at Estes, and simultaneously began working on my Masters in School Administration at Western Carolina University. After three years as the assistant principal at Estes, I was tapped to be part of the administrative team to help open up Charles T Koontz Intermediate School. I spent two years at Koontz before God called me to Asheville Catholic where I’ve been since the summer of 2013.
When not at school, I love being with my family completing projects around the house, spending time out in the woods, and watching the Tarheels on the basketball court! Most afternoons you’ll find me out on the trails of WNC getting in my afternoon run, either alone or with my retriever, Ash.
I love ACS! The fact that we get to attend to all facets of who God designed our students to be is something on which I cannot place a value. I love the intimate environment that allows us to know each student for the person they are, and for us to make decisions alongside our parents and then quickly act upon those decisions. I love that our faculty and staff are able to show, through their faith, how much they love our students. And I love that God chose me to be here!