This year will mark my 19th year in Education. I graduated from Houghton College in 2001, and started my teaching career overseas in Honduras helping students learn English. I spent the next two years as an Elementary Science Instruction coach in Charles County, Maryland. The next 11 years I taught in Charlotte, North Carolina. Over those 11 years in Charlotte I earned my Master’s Degree in Elementary Education, as well as my National Board for Teaching Standards certification. My family and I relocated to the St. Augustine area four years ago, and I’m looking forward to my fifth year at Hartley.