Born and raised by a family of English majors and librarians, it was no surprise when I started teaching English Composition at Valencia College in 2011. It was after earning my digital professor certification and starting my tenure-track position in 2013 that I began pursuing my interest in using technology to enhance student learning. This interest has turned into a passion and drive for excellence in advanced online instructional practice.
I received a Master’s Degree in English from The University of Central Florida, where I majored in Literary, Cultural, and Textual Studies. I have a Masters Certificate in Gender Studies, and a double Bachelor in both Creative Writing and Literature. It was through these degrees that I gained insight, experience, and knowledge in world literature, history, and culture. I believe in higher-level education and am passionate about and committed to teaching and guiding students through gateway course success.
Outside of the College, I am driven by my relationship with God and by my family — my husband and two girls: Briar and Charlotte, and our dog Georgia.