Senior Managing Director, Academy Development
Growing up in an “at-risk” community, school became a haven for me, and I decided early that I wanted to influence young people in the same way. After receiving my undergraduate degree in English Education from LSU, I moved to California, where I earned a Master’s degree in Education from Azusa Pacific University. I spent 22 years in two school districts as classroom teacher, mentor teacher, resource facilitator, assistant and associate principal and finally as a NAF academy principal of an Academy of Health Sciences. In 2014, I was honored to join NAF by working directly to support NAF academies in multiple states across our network.