I have been working in the educational arena for about 16 years. After I earned my MS in educational counseling I began to work with students at the high school level. I found that my heart was in the classroom and during my time as a counselor I worked heavily with the population of students with disabilities. I truly enjoyed working at that level and went back to the university to earn my mild/moderate teaching credential. I have since then completed the VPSS in all areas of middle school science as well as my Autism Spectrum Specialist Certification and my certification to teach in the gifted classroom. My heart lies in teaching science and I take every course and seminar possible to help me bring more ideas to help my students learn in my classroom.