My road in life took a while to figure out.
Got a degree in Education with a Journalism major.
Taught high school English and journalism for 2 years.
Worked for a daily newspaper for a year.
Started a family, had five kids.
Became very interested in kids' schools.
Ran for School board and lost.
Ran again and won.
Ran for City Council and won.
Keep following my journey


City Council Member

I am an elected city council member.

Career Roadmap

My work combines:
My work combines:
Problem Solving

Day to Day

I am a substitute teacher at juvenile hall. I get up at 5 am, have my devotions, leave at 7, and I am in the classroom 20 minutes before the students arrive. I do the paperwork, then pray for each kid. I teach three classes of art, not coed. I am constantly helping them, although art was not my major, the regular art teacher is also there during the week to get them started on projects. When I finish, I go to my car, change shoes and head for City Hall where I serve my city as a council woman.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for college students

Study hard, join supportive organizations in college, read the newspapers, stay current on events, get involved in your community, try to be appointed to a city committee that interests you, or a committee supporting the local schools. Join your political parties central committee and help in someone's election that your views align with.

Recommended Education

My career is not related to what I studied. I'd recommend this path instead:


The Noise I Shed

From Parents:

"You should not be a teacher"

Challenges I Overcame

Being a woman