Managing Director, Network Expansion
As a little girl, I dreamed of becoming a teacher, then a principal – in fact, I liked to play school, but always wanted to be the principal! Coming from a poor family of eight children, college seemed an impossible dream. In fact, my high school counselor told me I wasn’t “college material” even though I had a high grade point average! I set out to prove him wrong. I graduated with my Bachelor’s degree and became an art teacher. Next, I completed a Master’s in Education Administration and became a principal. Then, I completed an Ed.D in Educational Leadership. During my tenure in K-12 education I worked at all levels, and always in schools with a high “at-risk” population. After 16 years as a principal, I was selected to develop an Early College program for a community college. This exciting work led me to NAF. I joined NAF in 2014 as an Academy Development Manager for Region 3.