I am the gear that “moves and turns ” STEM Connextion, and I love to make powerful impacts behind the scenes. ⚙
I love food & trying new restaurants, in fact I never like eating at the same restaurant twice🍝 My favorite hobbies from my childhood that I still enjoy are roller-skating, jumping rope, & dancing/exercising. Yes! I have the 70s skating gene. Some have it some don’t…I’m one of the ones that do. Making new friends brings me joy! I also love traveling, creating memories, & making scrapbooks. I have been married for 26 years to my best friend & we are learning how to parent 3 young adult children.
I’d like to think of myself as an Educational “Doctor of Students”.
I am passionate about assisting families & supporting them in meeting the academic, social, and emotional needs of their children. I work with care, & my strategy is personalized & comprehensive, covering all academic areas of need from gifted learners to low-average abilities and special needs. I’m especially passionate about supporting struggling learners in math, b/c math is my jam!
Not only am I passionate about my work, but I’m pretty good at it. A new parent once asked me, “what is your rate of student success”. It was the first time in 25 years I had been asked that question. You see, never in my career have I ever had a child in my care who was not successful. In my eyes student success is measured in growth & confidence which in turn leads to competence & student success. That formula has worked for me for 25 + years.
I believe in the potential of each child from the very beginning. It is THAT belief that empowers students to learn and grow into their greatest potential.
This is what I do on a daily basis. I empower children. I empower parents to successfully support their children’s academic growth and learning needs in the home. Each family is unique. Each child is unique. Each parent is unique. It’s a partnership that I treasure!
I have a team of educators and creatives who assist me in keeping the gears of the family business moving. Our core values led us to dream about ensuring that quality educational experiences are equitable to ALL students for generations to come. One of our core beliefs is that all children deserve access to a quality education regardless of their socioeconomic status or intellectual abilities.
Parents, I invite you to sit down with me virtually or in person to have a conversation about what may be unsettling you about your child’s educational journey. Let me help you find a solution. See you soon!
We believe that ALL children deserve equal access to a quality education regardless of their intellectual abilities or socioeconomic status.
We believe in teaching and learning that is student centered and focuses on the individual needs of students.
We believe in a STEM infused curriculum that is not isolated programming, but a holistic approach to learning when embedded into any curriculum.
We believe that love, nurturing, and a strong support system provides for the social and emotional needs of students as they grow into healthy self-sustainable young adults.
We believe that competence breeds confidence and increases student self-efficacy.
We believe that education is a vehicle to help break the cycle of poverty in the Dallas community.
We believe in the use of technology as a tool to support a more individualized approach to learning and a 21st century focus.
From the one room image of my mother’s schoolhouse in Alabama came the desire to have a house for children to learn and grow. We are dreaming Big! Our Center for Learning - A cozy, safe haven of learning for ALL children. Our goal is to house our educational services and our nonprofit in a remodeled home made specific to the function and learning environment of STEM Connextion Academy. We want to create a cozy hub and create a culture of family and learning. If you are interested in supporting our future building project please donate. Contributions of all sizes, small and large are welcome. It takes a village!