For many years, I worked as a secondary English teacher, helping teenagers become productive citizens. As the years passed, I used more and more coaching strategies with my students and soon discovered I loved coaching my students to improve their situations even more than I did teaching grammar and literature.
In my free time I enjoy going to the beach, traveling, riding amusement park rides, and dancing - I actually still take classes once, sometimes twice, a week. I organized and led my local Shimmy Mob, which raises awareness and funds for our local domestic violence shelter, for a few years, too.
I keep myself busy with by constantly learning new information and skills as well as by helping other people to grow into and beyond the potential they were born with.
I earned both my master's my doctorate while teaching full-time, which is why I know the difficulties and obstacles involved in acquiring one's higher education degrees.