I was born in Pascagoula, MS on June 9, 1986. I currently live in Gautier, Mississippi. I love God am my family. I like to go shopping and hang out with my friends. I have both a mother and father. My father is an employee at Northrop Grumman, and my mother is a substitute teacher for the Pascagoula School District. I am an only child, so it gets pretty lonely at times. I am engaged to guy from Lucedale, MS. We plan on getting married December 2012. I am a substitute teacher for the Pascagoula, Ocean Springs, Biloxi and Gulfport School District. I received an Associate of Arts Degree from Mississippi Gulf Cost Community College May of 2007. There I was a member of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society. I am a senior at the University of South Alabama majoring in K-6 education. My goal is to be a 3rd, 4th or 5th grade teacher. My expected graduation date is December 2012.
Here is a little information about my childhood. I was placed in delayed learning in the first grade. In second grade, they took me out of delayed learning and place me in special education. In sixth grade, they took me out of special education and placed me in learning strategies. In seventh grade, they took me out of learning strategies and told me that I had to do my work independently. From the seventh grade until my last year in high school, I did all of my work without any assistance. For the Gautier High School Class of 2005, I was ranked number 22 out of 155 students. I was one out three African Americans to graduate in the top of my class. My journey throughout my life has made me want to pursue being a teacher and having a positive influence on a child's life.