It is my firm conviction that the goal of education is not only the mastery of a subject matter but the mastery of thought. Young people should not always be told what to think but rather should be taught how to think. The ability to think through things critically is essential to life in general. My role as a professional is to inspire young minds to think critically and ask questions in order to ignite confidence and in turn excellence.
I received my Bachelor’s Degree in Radio and Television from the Dan Rather School of Journalism at Sam Houston State University in which I also minored in Spanish. I studied Spanish abroad in San Jose, Costa Rica for one month at Universidad Veritas in which I developed my knowledge of the Spanish language. I earned my Master’s in Communication Studies from Texas State University. In my degree I studied the various modes of communication and rhetoric be it interpersonal, organizational, familial, and the study of how the media communicates to its audience.
I have taught lessons in a women’s Bible study group. I have given presentations during my graduate work (both in a group and individually) by being assigned a topic, researching that topic and presenting it to the class. Also in a smaller group setting, I have provided a detailed analysis to classmates on a portion of test study guides. Finally, I have given presentations to high level managers and executives about how to travel to overseas countries long-term.
I am a stay at home active mom. I have a one year old daughter and we are avid library-goers. We go to baby story time every week. We also visit state parks and go blackberry picking and swimming. I will soon be an official volunteer at The Arkansas Children’s Hospital.