B.S. in Journalism with an emphasis in Public Relations
B.A. in Political Science with an emphasis in Legal Studies
M.A. in Secondary Education specializing in Social Studies Education
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Growing up in West Virginia, my family always had a deep love and appreciation for learning. I spent a lot of time traveling and at each place we visited, my mother would ensure we understood and appreciated various aspects of them. As a result, my mother helped me to develop an innate curiosity about our past and how past events, people and places have present and future implications.

Once I began my undergraduate studies, I put that passion towards a career in law. Towards the end of my undergraduate years, the law did not seem to be the correct path for me. Instead, I discovered I enjoyed examining the evolution of our legal system more than I enjoyed the practice of law. I then found an education program and discovered a place where my passion for learning and history could converge.

I am thrilled to have the opportunity to guide students in their learning process and determine where their own passions lie as well as to develop an understanding of the intricate weaving of  the social studies curriculum.

Outside of teaching, I enjoy traveling, hiking, reading and practicing yoga. BACK TO STAFF PAGE