I currently serve as an Assistant Professor in the Education Department at Randolph-Macon College in Ashland, Virginia. I prepare elementary and secondary general education preservice teachers to meet the needs of students with exceptionalities and collaborate effectively with special educators. I also developed and teach the Special Education track in the Randolph-Macon Education Department. On successful completion of this track, students are eligible for a Virginia Special Education (General Curriculum, K-12) teaching license.
I am a native of the Texas panhandle but moved with my parents to Malawi, East Africa when I was thirteen. After graduating from Rift Valley Academy in Kenya, I returned to the United States for college. I earned a B.A. in psychology and substance abuse studies and an M.S. in family studies and human development at Texas Tech University. I earned an M.Ed. in Special Education at James Madison University and taught students with disabilities in the public school setting before moving to Hanover County, Virginia. I joined the Education Department at Randolph-Macon College in 2009 as the Director of Fieldwork and an adjunct instructor. I loved teaching at Randolph-Macon so much that I went back to school to get my Ph.D. in Instructional Leadership with a focus on curriculum design and program evaluation.
I have been happily married to a minister for over 20 years. My husband and I have three children–an engineer, a musician, and an artist. I love traveling, teaching, word games, and spending time with family.
P. O. Box 5005
Ashland, VA 23005-5505