I am a graduate from Fayetteville State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education. I received my Masters from the University of West Alabama in Elementary Education. I was a classroom teacher for 11 years teaching grades pre-K through fifth nationally and internationally. After teaching in the classroom I took a position as an Instructional Facilitator with Durham Public Schools in North Carolina for 3 years. In this position, I supported teachers instructionally and had other responsibilities that ranged from MTSS Co-Coordinator, Testing Coordinator, iReady Contact, and mClass Coordinator. I most recently was a Wolfpack WORKS Literacy Coach, where I supported beginning teachers in kindergarten through 2ndgrade. I had the opportunity to provide one-on-one coaching and professional developments for North Carolina teachers. I am excited to begin my next step on my educational journey with UNC-Chapel Hill, as part of the New Teacher Support Program.