I am grateful for the opportunity to serve our students, staff and community at Lake Norman Charter. I look forward to providing a well-balanced middle school experience for all stakeholders, while upholding high expectations in academic achievement and diversity and inclusion. I believe every student is a valued individual with unique physical, social, emotional and intellectual needs. I am excited to work collaboratively to support our colleagues and students while remaining focused on our shared school vision and mission. My professional experiences include Teacher of the Year, Head Basketball Coach, Advancement Placement (AP) Psychology Instructional Lead, Instructional Facilitator, Principal Intern, Social and Emotional Learning Lead, Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) Lead, ACT/SAT Prep Program Director, and most recently, Dean of Students.
My instructional background has prepared me to lead teams that make sound instructional decisions based on positive learning environments that ensure active student involvement in a variety of learning strategies. Additionally, my social-emotional learning experience has prepared me to help students and staff develop a growth mindset, self-efficacy, resilience and emotional regulation. My core values include student-centered approach, relationship building, accountability and school/extended community dependability. I am a coach by nature, and I am ecstatic to work with you all in the near future! Go Knights!