I was born in Cleveland, Ohio and attended the College of Wooster (Wooster, OH) where I received a BA in English. In January of 1985, my wife and I moved to Dare County and I began teaching English at Manteo High School. While there I also coached cross country and track. After receiving a Master’s Degree in Administration, I began my career as an administrator, first working in the central office, and then at Manteo High School, Hatteras Secondary School, Kitty Hawk Elementary, and now at First Flight Middle School. My wife Hope, also a teacher, and I have two children, Molly and Haley.
I have been in K-8 education for more than 16 years, both in Florida and North Carolina. During this time, I have been an elementary teacher, reading recovery teacher, and instructional coach. For the last six years I have been an administrator in Pitt, Greene, and Edgecombe County Schools. I come from a family of educators and school employees. My mother recently retired after 25 years as a teacher assistant. My father-in-law was a school custodian, and my grandmother was a teacher. My husband, Juan, was also a school administrator. You can definitely say it’s in my blood! We have two daughters, Annalisse, who is in 6th grade, and Genevieve, who is in 1st grade. I am excited to bring my skills and passion for education to your school and to work with you as a partner to ensure the success of our FFMS students.