My career with the Wayne County School District began in 1985. I worked for two years as a teacher assistant before returning to college to become a teacher myself. To date, my career in education has spanned twenty-five years. I have taught all subjects, and I have also had experience with all grade levels in elementary and junior high. My specialty area is reading. I have a bachelor's degree and a master's degree in elementary education, and I also hold a specialist's degree in reading. I received National Board Certification in 2005.