I grew up in Iowa and received my bachelor’s in Spanish in 1993 from the University of Iowa, and am an avid Hawkeyes fan! I completed my master’s in Spanish from Illinois State University in 1996. My husband and I moved to Houston, TX in 1999 and instantly fell in love. We have three children, Jared, Jocelyn, and Jeremy. I have been in early childhood teaching infants, twos, and young threes since 2009. I am so excited to join the EEA team this year so I can continue to play with young children while at work.