I managed campaigns, wrote grants, directed women and children's health
programs, taught childbirth classes, and worked as a consultant before
discovering my real passion in 2000---
teaching high school English, Creative Writing, and Reading.
Associate's Degree - Victor Valley College
Bachelor's Degree in Government - University of California @ Riverside
Graduate School - University of Arkansas @ Fayetteville
Educator Certification Program - Texas Education Association - Region XIII
Teacher Consultant - Central Texas Writing Project - Texas State University
Dewayne (my husband) and I have two sons, Andrew (Temple High '95) and
Brian (Westwood '01). On June 25, 2011 our Nash 4.0 family upgraded to Nash
5.0 when Andrew and Jamie Nida married.
We garden (proudly collecting rain water and solar energy) in the country on
10 organic acres with dogs, cats, guinea fowl, and chickens.
Students are eager to learn
Ready for us to teach them
Opening their hearts and minds
Waiting for us to reach them.
All Children Can Learn