I am a product of Virginia Beach City Public Schools. I was a student here in elementary, middle and high school. I graduated from Salem in 1996. I was fortunate enough to be involved in the Cooperative Office Education program at Salem, so I was a COE student and I worked in the Office of Programs for Exceptional Children for two years. After I graduated high school I applied for a job as a secretary at Rosemont Elementary School. I got to work with my kindergarten teacher. It was a full circle moment for me. It was pretty awesome. I worked with summer school at Tallwood High School and transferred to Tallwood the next year. I left Tallwood in 2000 because Bruce Phelps, who was the student activities coordinator at Tallwood, came to central administration to work in Student Activities. He had an opening, and I loved working with Mr. Phelps. It was a great opportunity for me to move, be closer to home and to advance. I worked in Student Activities for four years, and I went on to be the director’s secretary in Student Leadership in 2004 and worked there for 15 years. I came to School Leadership last summer to be the executive office associate to the chief schools officer. It’s definitely been a great opportunity to work with Virginia Beach City Public Schools.
What’s next? You’ve advanced through the years. Is there anything else you would like to do?
Honestly, I would really like to go back to school. There were some educational goals I didn’t meet just because my family life didn’t take me in that direction. My son is a junior this year. He’ll graduate from high school next year, so maybe we’ll both go to college at the same time in the fall of 2018.