Welcome Wildcats! I am so excited to be starting another great year at McKeel Academy Central. This is my 23rd year teaching and my 9th year at McKeel. My teaching experiences include Pre-K, Kindergarten, First Grade, and Third Grade. I earned a Bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education at The University of South Florida. I am married and have two children. My daughter will be in sixth grade this year here at MAC and my son will be in third grade at Robert's Academy. My family and I enjoy going to the beach and the mountains, and we like to spend time hiking and swimming. I have such a passion for working with young children and have spent the majority of my career in education teaching Kindergarten. I believe that Kindergarten is such an important year in your child's life because it helps to lay the foundation for your child's educational success. I am so excited to work with your child and to help instill in them a love of learning. We are going to have an awesome year!!