Advocating for High-Quality Public Education!
I'm a native Texan and Katy ISD graduate, raised in Fort Bend county by a teacher and an oil worker. Over the course of my career, I've seen firsthand how our education system impacts students, parents, teachers, and the community. I've fought hard to make our education system more efficient and equitable. I've advocated across the state to end our reliance on high-stakes STAAR testing, which wastes millions in taxpayer dollars and countless hours of instructional time.
I currently work as an instructor, corporate trainer, and author with the Princeton Review, where I train other teachers across the nation and still get to do what I love most -- spending time with students. I am also an adjunct professor at The University of Houston, where I've spent the past few years teaching in the Department of Psychological, Health, and Learning services. I earned my bachelor's in Computer Science and Studio Art from Trinity University, two master's degrees in Business and Healthcare from UT San Antonio and UT Health Science Center at Houston, and my doctorate in Curriculum and Instruction-Learning, Design, and Technology from the University of Houston. I'm also currently pursuing my Masters of Public Administration at the University of Houston in order to better understand the intricacies of policy implementation and public service agencies.
I believe in an education system that provides high-quality education to all students, regardless of zipcode or ability. I believe we deserve an education system that fights for and supports its students, teachers, and community in times of crisis and actively works to develop solutions, rather than rejecting evidence-based strategies. Above all, I believe we deserve a Texas that focuses on improving educational outcomes to ensure that all students meet success in the global society in which we live. Texas deserves better and, together, we will achieve a better legacy!