I am the mother of four amazing students - a 4th grader, a 2nd grader, a 1st grader, and our youngest is in pre-K. In the fall of 2020 my husband and I will have all four children engaged as students in Forsyth County Schools.
Every day I am connected to other students, parents, and teachers. This gives me an advantageous perspective to serve the needs of students and our school community. At home we use the same school-based technology and tools as other Forsyth families. We attend school and community events. We participate in volunteer activities. My husband of 15 years and I are intentional about being connected to our community.
As a mom of four growing learners, I recognize I am fully accountable for their well-being. My primary motivation to serve on the Board of Education is to ensure your child and mine receive an optimum education; ensuring students have the opportunity to thrive intellectually, emotionally, physically and socially.
I grew up in a Kindergarten classroom. My mother devoted her heart to students for over 30 years. Sharing her same passion for children and education, I earned degrees in both English and in Education with Moderate Special Needs from Boston College.
My professional life includes work with nonprofits, such as Special Olympics Georgia, The Center for Child Well-being at the Task Force for Child Survival & Development, and Love Not Lost.
I taught 6th grade as a co-teacher at Shamrock Middle School in Dekalb County, and taught a Study Skills class for students with special needs.
As our family grew, I was fortunate to work from home for close to ten years as a small group insurance specialist for businesses under 100 employees, providing education and guidance to both employers and employees.
I have always had a propensity for helping others. I believe we rise as a community when we support one another.
I am honored to serve as a mentor with Cumming Women's Center (Whispering Hope), and an adopt-a-road volunteer with Keep Forsyth County Beautiful. I am a member of Forsyth County Schools Superintendent's Parent & Community Advisory, Local School Council at Haw Creek Elementary School, and Total Wellness Collaborative for Forsyth County Schools. I served as Parliamentarian on the Haw Creek PTA 2018-19, and have been Class Room Parent.