I graduated from high school with a high school diploma with honors as well as multiple college technology courses completed before entering community college.
Joined the Yearbook Staff at Atlantic High School
August 2000 - May 2003
I was on the yearbook staff through most of high school and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Being on this team truly helped shape my interest in the technology field.
Attended Advanced Technology Center
August 2001 - May 2003
In high school, I attended ATC, where I was able to take college-level computer-based courses while still in high school.
Associate of Arts degree at Daytona Beach Community College
August 2003 - May 2005
I received my AA at DBCC in Human Services. At this point, I began to drift away from my thoughts of pursuing a career in technology.
Bachelor of Arts Degree at Florida State University
August 2005 - December 2007
I received my bachelor's degree at FSU in psychology with a minor in child development. My intentions were to continue my education in clinical psychology. Although, I decided to take some time off from school because soon after I graduated from FSU, my daughter was born.
In the mean time, I was working as a teacher at a child-development center called Downtown Babies and Kids.
Worked as a teacher at Downtown Babies and Kids
May 2006 - August 2013
I worked at a child-development center, where my daughter ended up going with me. I was then promoted to lead teacher in the infant room and became more passionate about the idea of becoming a teacher.
My daughter, Willa, was born
September 9, 2008
After Willa was born, I decided to take some time off from school so that I would have more time to focus on raising my daughter. I was able to bring her to work with me work at Downtown Babies. After working with kids for so many years, I decided that I didn't want to pursue psychology anymore.
Attended Daytona State College for Educator Preparation Institute
August 2015 - December 2017
After moving back to Port Orange, I decided to go back to school for my teaching certificate in elementary education. I attended DSC in the EPI program.
Passed my FTCE K-6 Subject Area Exam
Passing this exam was extremely important to me, because it allowed for me to apply for a temporary teaching certificate, as well as be admitted to the Daytona State College Educator Preparation Institute.
Master of Arts Degree in Education Technology at University of Central Florida
August 2017 - Present
After dipping my feet into the classroom, I decided to go back to my interests in technology, like I had back in high school. With combining two of my passions, education and technology, I think that this is the perfect degree track for me.