Q: What made you decide to join the Wildcat Nation?
A: It was the right job to leave
Eau Gallie, at the right time for the right person, so my step towards and through administration. In order to move into a curriculum job, which is what I’m doing now. This school really matched nicely with areas I felt I needed to grow in, and West Shore just felt like the place to do that for me.
Q: How long have you been in the education system?
A: My first teaching job was at the Bishop-Eton High School in Tampa, and I started there in 1989. I did that while I was in college teaching math and science to students who had learning disabilities. Then I left education and didn’t come back until 2000. And so now this is my 17th year in education.
Q: How do West Shore and Eau Gallie compare?
A: They both are wonderful places and they both have wonderful students, and I have great friends
at both, but they’re unique. Eau Gallie does what it does and fits its population, and the vision and mission for West Shore is a very different model. Over there I didn’t have the same job as I do here. At Eau Gallie I dealt with mostly discipline issues while here I have the opportunity to work with a lot of teachers on curriculum.