From a young child, I've always been a "free spirit." Doing my own thing my own way always came easy, but not without the disapproval of others who didn't "get me." Because of this, I love to encourage people to be themselves and not worry about what others may think. This is especially true when I try to instill that type of self-confidence in the hundreds of elementary school kiddos whom I've had the privilege of teaching for over a decade. I found my calling to teach while I was in college studying psychology (which, if you ask me, comes in handy in any career). During that time is also when I found my amazing husband. We're now in a season of learning how to juggle marriage, careers and parenting a baby girl. So much to learn in this incredible journey called life!