I was born and raised in Summerville, SC. I am a product of Dorchester District 2 Schools. I stayed in the area to pursue my degree in Elementary Education at Charleston Southern University, and I began my career teaching at Newington Elementary School and Gregg Middle School. I felt it was important to have experiences at both the elementary and middle school levels to prepare myself for my ultimate goal of being a school administrator. I believe continued professional growth and exuding perseverance through strong relationships are key to successful leadership, and I have strived to lead by example. I served as assistant principal for seven years at Rollings Middle School of the Arts prior to becoming the principal.