I began my career at First Presbyterian Church in 1997 as a teacher in the Weekday Preschool. I loved being a part of this vibrant, welcoming, and dedicated staff so much that I became the Director in 2001. I recieved a bachelor's degree in Child Development and Family Relations Specializing in Child Care Services in 1985 from UNC-G and will complete a Masters degree in Early Childhood Education in January 2013. I thoroughly enjoy working with young children and their families as well as mentoring and coaching teachers. I have a strong commitment to high quality early childhood programs and enjoy the high expectations First Presbyerian has for excellent and loving programs for children. My interests are current research and developments within early education, music, traveling, gardening, laughing, my family, and loving the Lord.