I am a Louisiana native and I hold a Bachelors of Arts in Homeland Security from American Military University. I joined the PJHS team in 2019 as a Louisiana Studies educator; prior to this I served as a Non-Commissioned Officer in the United States Army and received a retirement in 2017. My Louisiana State Teaching Certification is through Louisiana Resource Center for Educators in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
Why I teach
For over sixteen years I have been passionate about educating, mentoring, and leading young adults. I truly enjoy watching young people come into an environment that is new and daunting; then formulating the training, education, and life experiences I have gained throughout my career in the military and educational realm into a plan that will provide that individual with the skill sets needed for success.
I made the decision to become an educator after taking a look back on those experiences that I cherished the most during my time in the Army. Everything pointed towards the mentoring and teaching of young Soldiers. There was nothing more rewarding than the face of a new recruit who had previously struggled with a task finally “get it” when I was able to provide the proper form of instruction. Much like leaders in the military, teachers have the privilege of creating a foundation for professional young adults. My proficient implementation of teaching techniques during my service coupled with those provided by Louisiana Resource Center for Educators (LRCE) has resulted in my continued success as an effective educator. Although the military aspect of my passion to be an influential leader and instructor was curtailed, I carry that same level of commitment and professionalism with me when I educate and mentor your child.