I was born in Fort Campbell, Kentucky. I graduated from high school in El Paso, Texas. I received my Bachelor of Science degree in Special Education K-12 and Elementary Education 1-8 from the University of Texas at El Paso. I am certified in the states of Texas and North Carolina.
I have taught elementary school for ten years, junior high school for five years and high school for eight years.
I have held teaching positions in the United States, Germany and Kuwait.