Hometown: Pinewood, South Carolina. I received my B.S. in Biology Education from South Carolina State University, MEd. In Counselor Education from South Carolina State University, and my Ed.S. in Educational Administration and Supervision from Lincoln Memorial University. I have been in education for 18 years of which the last 13 have been in Gwinnett County Public Schools.
I agree with BB King " The beautiful thing about learning is that no one can ever take it away from you."
"When you know better, you do better." - Maya Angelou
I was born in Chicago, Illinois but moved to Atlanta, Georgia when I was 9 years old. I received my Bachelor of Business Administration with a major in Marketing and my Master of Arts in Teaching degree from East Tennessee State University (concentration in History). I received My Specialist in Leadership from Lincoln Memorial University in 2005. I have been in education for 12 years (6 years in Gwinnett). I believe that each child is a unique individual who needs a secure, caring, and stimulating atmosphere in which to grow and mature emotionally, intellectually, physically, and socially.
“Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts”. Winston Churchill
I was born and raised in Norcross, Georgia. I attended Gwinnett County Schools from the first grade through the twelfth grade. I can PROUDLY announce that I attended Rockbridge Elementary, rezoned to Lilburn Elementary, and then attended Lilburn Middle School, and Meadowcreek High School. Staying close to home, I completed my BA in English from Oglethorpe University. I completed my Master’s Degree and Specialist Degree in Reading Instruction, followed by my Ph. D. in Language & Literacy. All of my graduate work was done through Georgia State University. I have worked for GCPS for 19 years. I enjoy spending time with my family, reading, jogging, and listening to 80s rock music. One of my favorite quotes happens to be from one of my favorite singers.
Jon Bon Jovi once said, “Miracles happen everyday, change your perception of what a miracle is and you’ll see them all around you.”
I grew up in North Carolina. Playing sports afforded me the opportunity to come to Georgia to attend college. I signed an athletic scholarship to play volleyball and softball at the University of West Georgia. After graduating from UWG, I was employed with Dekalb County School System. After three years at a middle school I was hired at Shiloh High School in Gwinnett County to teach health and PE, coach volleyball, basketball and softball. While at Shiloh High School I enrolled in graduate school at Emporia State University for my Masters in Education and then to Piedmont College for my Specialist in curriculum and instruction. In 2006 I transferred to Dacula High School to teach and coach volleyball. I also enrolled at UGA to earn my certification in educational leadership. After teaching at Dacula for two years I was promoted to an Assistant Principal. In August of 2012 I transferred to Meadowcreek High School as an Assistant Principal for the 9th grade academy. As an educator I enjoyed the journey thus far. Each school has presented different obstacles and I have learned so much from the students that walk through the doors. I am excited about being here at Meadowcreek and I am always proud to be a MUSTANG.
I am from Baltimore, Maryland. I received a B.S. in Political Science and History from Towson State University and an M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction from Coppin State University -- Masters of Education: Curriculum and Instruction. I have been in education for 18 years of which 15 have been in Gwinnett County Public Schools. The education of children is a priceless endeavor that should never be taken for granted by the society in which we live. Every child has a right to be educated and reach their goals and dreams to create a better tomorrow for all of us. Our role as educators is to help each child find their path to reach their full potential in life.
"We can't help everyone, but everyone can help someone" -- Ronald Reagan
I am from Fort Barnwell, North Carolina and have been in education for 15 years, all of which have been in Gwinnett County Public Schools. I served in the United States Air Force. I received my A.A. from Lenoir Community College, B.S. from East Carolina University and my M.Ed. and Ph.D. from Capella University.
I believe that all students will be able to learn in a safe environment that is facilitated to reach the highest potential of each student. Education is the key to success and all students should experience a world class education from the most innovative teachers.
"Success is the only option"
I am a Cuban American, born in Havana City, Cuba. My Education has always been very important to me because I believe knowledge gives you freedom. My mother and I are the only two people that have ever gone to college in our family. I graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Havana with a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry. I also have a Master of Science Education with Honors from Georgia State University, in Atlanta. After a short career in Genetics Research, I came to teach Biology at Meadowcreek High School in 2005. I absolutely love my job because I know the world becomes a better place every time the name of one of our students is mentioned during Graduation Ceremony.
"Promise me you'll always remember: You are braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think". Christopher Robin to his friend Pooh.
Born and raised in Athens GA. I hold my degrees from University of Georgia - BBA, MSW, and Education Leadership. I have been in education for over eighteen years in various roles and in Gwinnett for the last fourteen. My philosophy on education is that I support the idea that all students have gifts, talents, and have something to offer. It is our role as public educators to help students reach their academic potential and become productive members of society.
I'm excited about Meadowcreek High School. My goal is to ensure that all students have a positive learning environment and strive for academic excellence. I believe that all students can learn and I believe it's important to provide students with the tools to help them to be successful in life. I received my Bachelor of Science Degree and Master of Education Degree from Columbus State University and my Ph.D. in Special Education and Leadership Certification from the University of Georgia. I spent several years in Gwinnett County Public Schools as a Special Education Teacher before moving to Administration. I'm very excited about working with the students here at Meadowcreek High School and the Meadowcreek Community.
“A dream doesn't become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination and hard work. “-Colin Powell
I was born in Tokyo, Japan. I have a BS in Biology from Emory University, MEd in and EdS in Science Education from Georgia State University. Before becoming an administrator, I was a science teacher and department chair.
I was born and raised in Dublin, GA, and came to the Atlanta area to attend college at Emory University. I graduated from Emory in 1992, with my BA in English, where I also completed an additional major in Piano Performance. I returned to Emory to complete my MAT in Secondary English Education in 1994. After finishing a portion of my student teaching at Pinckneyville Middle School in Gwinnett County Public Schools, I knew I wanted to teach in Gwinnett, and started my teaching career at Norcross High School in 1994, split between the Language Arts and Fine Arts departments. I have remained in Gwinnett County for the 18 years of my career, working at a variety of schools over that time (Norcross HS, Collins Hill HS, Peachtree Ridge HS, and Pinckneyville MS). In 2007, I did complete my Ph.D. in Language and Literacy Education at the University of Georgia. I joined the Meadowcreek family in the summer of 2012. Although I've been an educational leader for a while now, I remain a student at heart. Learning, for me, is the greatest gift and opportunity we have. I believe that education is the foundation upon which all dreams can be built and each person can find lifelong success and happiness; with our public education system, each student has the opportunity to gain the skills necessary for full and successful participation in our rich 21st century global community. In my time as an educator, I have had myriad opportunities to engage with students, teachers, and parents in many conversations about literacy and learning, and one book--Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird--has provided me much insight into people, teaching, learning, and life. In some ways, I find it applicable to almost every situation, and I find it filled with bits of wisdom that I try to embrace and live by. One particularly favorite quotation is when Atticus Finch says, "You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view . . Until you climb inside of his skin and walk around in it”
I am from Daytona Beach, FL and received my B.S. and M.S. from Florida A&M University and Barry University. I have worked in education for ten years, five of which have been in Gwinnett County Public Schools. I believe every student has the capability to bring something special to this world. It is my desire as an educator to help them discover their purpose and make an impact in this global society. Educators must believe each student is an individual and they are all capable of being successful!!
"It is not the position where you are standing, but which direction you are going.".... Oliver Wendell Holmes
Born and raised in Monrovia, Liberia I served three years after high school, in the US Army as a medical specialist. I attended Towson University in Baltimore Maryland where I received a B.S. in Psychology and Mass Communications. I later earned an M.Ed. and Ed.S.in Professional School Counseling from Howard University and the University of Georgia respectively. I currently attend Clark Atlanta University pursuing an Ed.D in Educational Leadership. Working in various capacities within education for twelve years as a fourth grade teacher, high school counselor and an administrator. Gwinnett County Public Schools has been my home for the past eight years. I believe that all children have the ability to learn if they are provided access and opportunity to high quality education.
I am originally from Orlando, FL. However, I attended high school here in Gwinnett County; attending Norcross High School and graduating from Duluth High School. I have completed my BA degree in Behavioral Science and an MA in Professional Counseling. I have served at Meadowcreek High School for 13 years in many different roles: Cheerleader Coach, Activities Coordinator, Senior Sponsor, Teacher (AP Psychology, Sociology, and Philosophy), Club Advisor, PTSA President, Clerical, Stellar Sub, etc. I have also proudly watched my own children matriculate through the Meadowcreek Cluster, with the guidance and instruction of some of the best teachers in Gwinnett County.
I AM A MIGHTY AND PROUD MUSTANG!
"The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character - that is the goal of true education."
- Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.