I've been in education for over 17 years and have a Bachelor's degree in English Teaching, a Masters in School Administration, and am in the middle of a Doctorate program through BYU in Educational Leadership and Foundations. In addition to that, I have an endorsement in TESL and have taken several classes in educational technology. While my education has provided me with a wealth of knowledge, my experience has given me the opportunity to apply that knowledge and see a broader vision for what our education system could be. I've had the opportunity to learn and serve in a variety of capacities and places from a teacher in Atlanta, Georgia to an administrator who lived and worked on an Indian reservation. In Utah alone I have worked in Alpine School District, Jordan School District, Canyons School District, San Juan School District, and Granite School District. Experience in these various districts along with working in elementary, junior high, and high school has helped me to see and understand the unique strengths and struggles each district and grade level has. In addition to working in different school districts, I've also worked in different areas of education. I've been a teacher, an instructional coach, an administrator, a coordinator over professional development, and a director. I've also spent years working with low performing schools in boosting student achievement. My sincere belief is that education can be the great equalizer among men, however, I do believe that we as a nation are falling short of achieving that; one of my passions in life has been learning and experimenting in the educational world in order to find out the best ways to serve our children.