I grew up in Winchester and am a proud graduate of Handley High School. I began my career teaching first graders at Quarles Elementary. I have also taught second graders and pre-schoolers at Head Start before coming to VACDES to teach kindergarteners. I enjoy being outside, especially on the beach, watching Handley and Viginia Tech sports, and collecting and reading old cookbooks . I married my high school sweetheart and we have two children and two grandchildren. Mr. Rogers once shared this, "When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, 'Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.' " I try to be a helper.