I am an avid learner who is thrilled with new opportunities to learn and engage in the world. I earned a B.A. in English and a B.S. in Elementary Education at the University of Maryland, College Park. I earned an M.Ed. in Educational Leadership from Regent University in Virginia, and a Ph.D. in Curriculum Theory and Instruction at the University of Maryland, College Park. I began my teaching career as an elementary school teacher in Montgomery County Public Schools in Maryland. After teaching for a number of years, I began my work in higher education as an Assistant Professor of Education at Regent University. After earning a Ph.D., I worked in higher education at Azusa Pacific University in Southern California. When I returned to Maryland I again worked for Montgomery County Public Schools where I was a Staff Development Teacher at the elementary, middle, and high school levels. I have worked for Baltimore City Community College and Baltimore County Public Schools before coming to McDaniel. I have been blessed to be a part of the educational journey of so many students. I have learned from them as much as they have learned from me.