Born: August 29
Hometown: Kenner, La.
High School: Graduate of Archbishop Chapelle
Current residence: Baton Rouge
Occupation: Teaches English I and II at ZHS, four years; taught six years prior in St. James Parish and Dallas, Texas
Education: Received a degree in Secondary Education in English from Louisiana State University - Baton Rouge
Hobbies: Running, Pilates, reading and fishing
Teacher's Favorites include...
Book - "The Lovely Bones" by Alice Sebold
Movie - "Dirty Dancing"
Restaurant - Dragos in New Orleans
Why did you become a teacher?
"I chose education because I grew up in a family of teachers. Both of my grandparents are teachers and many aunts and uncles are also teachers. I think it's in my blood."
What would you say is the best part of teaching?
"What I enjoy most about teaching is when a student says 'thank you'...even if it's years later."
If I were a student in your class, what would I learn?
"I teach my students about responsibility and honesty, besides English, in order to prepare them for the future. I believe those two attributes matter as much as skills in the workplace."
You've been teaching for 10 years. What other schools have you taught besides Zachary High?
I taught at The Colony High School in Dallas and St. James High School in St. James Parish.
Are the students different?
"Yes, they are worlds apart. I love being a teacher at Zachary High, and I really enjoy my students here."