I began my hunt for education in any math field that I could. I struggled working for an accountant because there was not enough excitement. I worked at a bank for many years and still found that I needed to be up and moving around. I decided education was the route that I should take because of my love for mathematics and my desire to want to pass this love on. I cannot tell you how many times I heard someone express their hatred towards a subject I loved so much and I wanted to change that. I have my degree from Appalachian State University in Boone, NC, a town that I was raised in, in Elementary Education with a mathematics concentration. I received extra certification in Middle School mathematics and Middle School Science. I recently finished my Master's as a Curriculum Specialist and almost done with the add-on licensure in Educational Leadership. I have never appreciated and loved my job as much as I love my job at this time. I am blessed to teach these kids.