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Subjects Taught
4th Grade

Education

B.A (Bachelor of Arts), Broadcast Journalism, Columbia College Chicago    

B.A , Early Childhood Education, Calumet College of St. Joseph, Indiana 

Master's Degree, Early Childhood Education, Mercer University, Douglas County, GA   

Ed.S (Education Specialist), Curriculum Instruction Management and Administration, Nova Southeastern University



Bio

I'd like to spend a lot of time telling you about myself, but since I have papers to grade and lesson plans to create, here's the gist of what I call -my life.   

After graduating from Academy of Our Lady, an all-girl catholic highschool in Chicago, I attended Loyola University of Chicago, where I majored in Psychology. I later changed majors and attended Columbia College of Chicago, where I earned a degree in Broadcast Journalism.  Upon graduating, I worked as a reporter for the Star Newspaper in South Holland, Illinois. Soon after, I  worked as a production assistant for WLS-TV (ABC 7 Chicago).  Three years later, I decided to give it a shot in front of the camera and landed a job as reporter/anchor for WYIN-TV in Merrillville, Indiana.  Not only did I cover state and local news, I also worked as the station's Public Affairs Specialist.  I also produced a weekly community show titled,"Indiana Now!".

Following several years of working every holiday and some crazy hours, I decided to get a teaching degree and try my hand in education, in hopes of one day teaching aspiring young journalists the art of gathering pertinent, newsworthy information.  At the same time, Mr. Segura's job offered to transfer him to the state of Georgia, so we both decided to give a new state and career a try.  As luck would have it, when I first moved to Georgia, the folks at Bright Star gave me my first full shot at teaching and I've been here and loving it ever since.  

My life journey has been supported by a generous, caring husband and five incredibly, handsome sons. (Yep-no girls). My kids are my source of inspiration and they've helped me form my life and teaching philosophy - Just Do It! -and see what develops. I try to inspire my students to "just" dive into learning and see what develops.  The Bright Star staff has done nothing but encourage me to believe that I can "do it" and develop young minds, and I look forward to helping Bright Star continue to provide a safe, learning environment for all students.