I have been a resident of Richmond, VA for 16 years, but I was born and raised in a small town in South Carolina. I have a strong passion to help develop young minds and help them blossom into well rounded, responsible, and successful individuals. Throughout the course of my career, I have had wonderful opportunities to teach diverse groups of students, including those with learning disabilities. As a result, I have become proficient at designing creative and stimulating programs, bringing a hands-on approach to learning and fitness, and keeping students/adults interested and focused.
My greatest strengths include inspiring and motivating the youth and adults whom may cross my path. I actively engage their eager minds by incorporating a variety of manipulatives, enjoyable activities, and cooperative learning projects. In addition, I tailor programs to meet their diverse interests, as well as demonstrating direct connections between the school and the community. Furthermore, I coordinate community gatherings on a regular basis to promote participation in the educational process, reinforce education in the home, and boost students’ self-confidence and self-esteem.