I have served in public education for over 15 years. Before coming to Maury County, where I served as Executive Lead Principal at The Mount—Tennessee’s first and premier Pre-K-12 STEAM campus for the past six years—I was an English teacher, Dean of Students and Assistant Principal at Maplewood High School in Nashville, TN. I received both my masters and doctorate degrees from Trevecca Nazarene University. I have served in both urban and rural schools, traveled to China with Vanderbilt University, given a TED TALK and served as Keynote speaker for organizations such as Junior Achievement, Advanced Education/Cognia, Leadership U and the Departments of KY and North Dakota Public Education. My passion is serving the Underdog—ensuring all students have access to a high-quality education and purposeful, lucrative post-secondary opportunities. Along with being a principal, I currently serve on the Maury Alliance Board of Directors and lead the executive leadership team for Kids On Stage of Maury County, a non-profit dedicated to bridging the gap between public-private partnerships in middle Tennessee. I also founded Fit Leaders, LLC, a leadership development organization that supports all leaders from all industries on their road to living and leading a healthy lifestyle. Most recently I was named the Maury County Principal of the Year for 2022-23.