I have a BA in Mass Communications, BS in English Education, and a MATESOL degree. I received all of my degrees from Southeast Missouri State University. I live in Jackson, MO with my daughter Isabelle, who is ten years old, and three female dachshund dogs named Zoey, Bella, and Mady. These dogs are not just pets, but are considered a part of our family. When I am not teaching, I like to watch different types of movies from independent films to blockbusters. I am also an avid reader of Harry Potter novels and the Twilight series.