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Subjects Taught
Spanish I, Spanish II, Spanish III


Valdosta State University - Doctor of Education

University of West Georgia - Educational Specialist in Instructional Technology/Media 

University of Tennessee-Chattanooga - Master of Education

University of Tennessee-Chattanooga - Bachelor of Arts in Spanish Language & Literature (Magna Cum Laude)

Ooltewah High School - Class of 2006


Chattanooga School of Arts & Sciences - Elementary Spanish teacher (K-5)

Lookout Valley Middle/High School - Spanish I, II, & III teacher

University of Tennessee-Chattanooga - Graduate/Teaching & Research Assistant to Dr. Lynn Purkey

La Plaza Comunitaria - Summer Intern/ESL Teacher


I was born and raised in Chattanooga, Tennessee. I have a twin brother, Casey, and a younger brother, Brandon. I attended East Brainered Elementary School, Ooltewah Middle School, and graduated from Ooltewah High School in 2006. I then attended the University of Tennessee-Chattanooga, majoring in French for my first two years before becoming a Spanish major. During my Undergraduate studies I was inducted into Sigma Delta Pi (Hispanic Honors Society) and later graduated in 2010 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Spanish Language & Literature (Magna Cum Laude).

Upon completing my Bachelor's degree, I enrolled in the Graduate School at UTC, pursuing a Master's degree in Secondary Education. During my studies, I served as a Graduate teaching and research assistant to Dr. Lynn Purkey, Assistant Professor of Spanish, researching comparative Russian and Spanish literature. I went on to graduate with a Master's Degree in Secondary Education in 2011. Further, I completed my Educational Specialist degree in Instructional Technology from the University of West Georgia before earning a Doctor of Education degree from Valdosta State University.

I began my teaching career at Lookout Valley Middle/High School, while moonlighting as a restaurant manager. I went on to teach Spanish at the Elementary level at Chattanooga School of Arts & Sciences. This has all led me to where I am now, teaching Spanish at LFO High School.