I received my Biology Degree and my Certificate to Teach Secondary Education from the University of Houston-Clear Lake. I have since become certified to teach Birth through 5th grade. I have taught 6 and 1/2 years of Early Childhood Special Education, 1st and 3rd-5th grade resource, 5th and 7th grade science. For a total of 11 and half years of teaching experience to a variety of children with differing needs. Over the years I have had a variety of Professional Development courses that covered: teaching children with autism, using picture communication systems, teaching multiple handicapped children, and teaching children with behavioral issues, and many, many more!On a more personal note, I am married with three children, two girls and a boy, who are all very close in age! I have juggled work and home, but also had some luxury of staying home for a while.