A Little Background Information


I’m an educator for the Lawrence Public School District USD 497. Teaching is hands down my purpose in life, next to being a mom! I consider myself an Instructional Coach by default, because leading by inquiry tends to bleed over into any educational role I’ve had the honor to serve. However, I have accepted the role of Curriculum Facilitator for the upcoming 2016-2017 school year and am looking forward to the new opportunities it will provide. I enjoy collaborating and networking with educators, students, parents and community members to ensure we are meeting the needs of our end users.

I’m excited about writing the blog REAL and experiencing this global opportunity to connect with educators around the world. Expanding my PLN and learning from others, in the field I’m most passionate about, makes my heart happy.


I have been married to my precious husband, Darrell, for nearly 18 years now, and we have an amazing “not-so-little” man, Kaleb. Kaleb is currently embarking on driving lessons; it is safe to say this mommy is dealing with emotions like none I’ve yet to experience. However, the REAL truth is I couldn’t do life without my guys and my God. They are pretty much the reason my heart beats.

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