“Every child deserves a champion: an adult who will never give up on them, who understands the power of connection and insists they become the best they can possibly be.” –Rita Pierson, Educator. This quote has guided me throughout my entire career in education, and it is one that I choose to live by daily.
I am a proud graduate of the University of Florida, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Family, Youth, and Community Science. I obtained my Educational Leadership degree from Saint Leo University in 2018. Before moving to Sumter County, I spent five years in Alachua County serving in different capacities: K-5 interventionist, classroom teacher, and FCIM Facilitator.
I have been fortunate to serve the families of Wildwood Elementary School for the past six years in various roles. I started out teaching fourth grade before moving to the Literacy Coach position. I then went back into the classroom to teach third grade, followed by a year of third and fourth grade English Language Arts. It was during this time that I was recognized by the State of Florida as a Top 5 Finalist for Florida’s Teacher of the Year. This recognition led me to seek ways to make an impact outside of my classroom. Becoming an Assistant Principal provided me with that opportunity. In my new role as Principal, my mission is to positively impact the students at Wildwood Elementary and push them to reach their greatest potential. I will work extremely hard to create an atmosphere of trust, respect, and high expectations-all of which are vital to a positive school culture.
Our school motto is “Walking with Excellence and Success”, and I am so thankful to be able to join in this walk with our amazing students, staff, families, and community partners.
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