I am a native of Fayetteville, NC. I graduated from the University of Pembroke with a Bachelor's Degree in Birth-Kindergarten Education. I received my Masters in Education specializing in Early Childhood Education from Ashford University. My interests include: designing Developmentally Appropriate Curriculums for early learners, developing parent workshops to enhance learning during the early stages of development, and researching best practices in early learning environments. I am a member of the National Association of the Education for Young Children (NAEYC) and the National Council for Social Studies (NCSS).