I graduated from Temple High School and from there went to Temple Junior College for two years. I began my teaching degree at Baylor University and finished it at Mary Hardin-Baylor in 1991.
I hold an elementary education certificate as well as an ESOL certificate.
I began teaching in Killeen ISD, 3rd Grade, in 1991. I stayed at Killeen ISD for 11 years, before moving to Germany and teaching English for one year. I moved to Florida and taught middle school for 5 years. I moved back to Texas and taught at Calhoun County ISD before moving to Troy ISD, where I have taught for the past 4 years.
I have lived in South Korea and Germany and taught English in both of those places. I also had a radio program in Seoul, South Korea, where I was a co-host of a program called Bible English.