I am a veteran teacher with 20.5 yrs experience in the classroom. I am originally from Gary, Indiana. I earned my undergraduate degree in English from the prestigious Jackson State University in Jackson, Mississippi. My Missouri Teacher Certification was obtained at Harris-Stowe State University. I also have a Masters Degree in Curriculum & Instruction from Fontbonne University in Saint Louis. I truly enjoy literature, writing, and school. Consequently, I consider teaching my greatest super power. I use my gifts to uplift scholars and hopefully improve the world, one student at a time!