I was born and raised in Namibia, a country in southern Africa. I reside in Pilesgrove with my husband, two daughters, and granddaughter. I have been involved in the field of education for many years and consider myself a lifelong learner because of my passion for learning. I obtained a Basic Education Teacher Diploma (BETD) in Social Sciences and Elementary Education, Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education and Psychology, Masters of Science in Elementary Reading and Mathematics, and a Doctoral Degree in Educational Leadership.
I am passionate about diversity, equity, and social justice. I advocate for all students to receive equitable treatment and to have a sense of belonging in their learning environment. I consider teaching my calling, vocation, and my "ehafo" (happiness). I truly enjoy the learning environment at Mary S. Shoemaker School. My goal is to provide a warm, safe, and caring environment for all my students to grow and learn in their own unique ways.
I was named 2019 NAACP Teacher of the Year and 2019-2020 Mary S. Shoemaker Elementary School Teacher of the Year. I am grateful and honored to receive these awards. I dedicate them to all teachers, educators, and students whose sense of belonging is not always met in learning institutions.