I was raised in a rural community in Northern California and graduated from a high school in the middle of a cow field. I got married in my early 20s and moved to Georgia with my husband, who is an NCO in the U.S. Navy. We have been married for 17 years and have four kids. I earned my teaching degree from Grand Canyon University in 2020, and this is my very first teaching position. Up until now I have worked as a stay-at-home mom, an elementary instructional aide, and a sign-language interpreter. I am very happy to have my own classroom working as a 5th grade teacher for Annex.