Biography

I started with CCIE in 2022 after a few years in the public-school classroom. Prior to that I graduated from UCF in 2020 with my Master of Arts in Educational Leadership. I worked in First Year Experience with transition programs during my graduate program. Since graduating in the middle of the pandemic I moved to Orange County Public Schools where I worked in a variety of capacities, the most recent teaching 4th grade. Education has always been a calling and I am so excited to be part of the CCIE team helping students achieve their dreams. Presently, I am working on my second master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling. I come from Lenoir, North Carolina where I spent 22 years falling in love with life. I have a fiancé named Francisco and a dog named Ian Theo who is a lab and pitbull mix. Some of my favorite things to do are cruising, kayaking, going to breweries, decorating and swimming! I am a North Carolina Tarheels & UCF Knights fan and college basketball season is my favorite time of year in sports! If you are around, stop by my office I’d love to meet you!

Education

Western Carolina University
B.S. Psychology & Elementary Education

University of Central Florida
M.A. Educational Leadership: Higher Education & Student Personnel

Wake Forest University
M.A. Mental Health Counseling (In Progress)