I am a native Texan and have lived in the Dallas – Fort Worth Metroplex all of my life. I am married and have one daughter, Hayley. I also have three dogs, which have become part of our family. I am currently teaching hearing-impaired students in Lewisville, TX.
M.S. Candidate School of Library and Information Sciences
Graduate Academic Certificate
In Youth Services in Libraries and
B.S. Deaf Education
I have been an avid storyteller since childhood. I was the child standing on the fireplace with anything that would double as a microphone. I was enrolled in tap, ballet, jazz, and voice lessons to accommodate my active personality. Throughout my teen years, I sang and danced in plays and dramas performed at school. I am also fluent in American Sign Language, which in itself lends to a lot of storytelling. I have been involved in ASL groups and storytelling groups for hearing impaired persons.
Upon completing a degree in Deaf Education at the Stephen F. Austin State University, I decided to look into another field of study. I decided to work towards a degree in Library and Information Sciences. Storytelling has been a major part of my life. So I chose to fill my electives with storytelling classes.
I enjoy telling any genre of story. My favorite types of story are children’s stories. My heart goes out to children. I enjoy seeing their faces when they are involved in the story.
I learned sign language when I was 8 years old. I began to interpret in church when I was 14 years old. I have been a member of the sign language choir at my church for about 10 years. We have traveled all over Texas “singing” at other churches and organizations. I even signed the National Anthem at the beginning of a Dallas Sidekicks game.