I graduated Cum Laude with a degree in Child Psychology from Texas A&M. I have been teaching students with special needs for about 30 years. Before teaching the PALS classroom with HISD I worked in a residential facility with students with Autism and a partial hospital setting with students with behavioral disorders. I have worked with ages 3-21. I do not have any children, but I think that this helps me focus my energy on my students. I love my job and am so rewarded by the progress that my students make while under my guidance. It can be very difficult to say "goodbye" after having a student for three years. I am blessed to have found the PALS classroom as my career.