Allen Faculty Member since 2015
- M.S. Agriculture Economics, Texas A&M University
What do you love about Allen? What I love about Allen Academy is the emphasis on real world, learning through exploration, discovery and just going for it! Students are encouraged to be curious, independent thinkers and problem solvers and given an amazing variety of activities to choose from at Allen. They are going to the the innovators of tomorrow!
Other hats you wear or have worn at Allen or previous schools:
- Allen Robotics MS and US Teams Sponsor
- Allen Rocketry MS and US Teams Sponsor
- Ram’s Maker Space – Mentor
- Space Foundation Teacher Liaison
- Assistant Coach: MS/US Allen Soccer Teams
- Previously: Science Club Mentor, Texas A&M STEM Academy Mentor Teacher
What are you passionate about? I am passionate about being a lifelong learner and passing that on to my students. I love space and astronomy because our knowledge of the universe grows with new discoveries all the time! I want to help my students find the same adventures in their areas of interest! And, I am so blessed with a wonderful husband and two amazing kids.
Interesting Facts about you: I am just a bit obsessed with the Apollo era of space exploration.
Favorite book? A Man on the Moon, by Andrew Chaikin
Favorite quote? “Equipped with his five senses, man explores the universe around him and calls the adventure Science.” – Edwin Hubble
What causes are close to your heart? OCEARCH, Coastal Conservation Association (CCA) and other groups working to ban shark finning and protect our oceans. All my views into space really make me appreciate the wonders we have here on Earth and how delicate and precious they truly are.
If you were a fictional character, who would you be? I would be a space explorer, a crew member on the USS Enterprise – boldly going where no man has gone before!