This year marks the beginning of my 43rd year in education. My educational journey begin when I received my Bachelor's degree from the University of Texas at Austin. I was an elementary teacher for five years in Austin ISD. Upon completion of my masters from Texas State University, I continued my journey as an elementary counselor for 20 years in Austin and Round Rock ISD. For five years I supervised elementary counselors in Austin ISD and was a Positive Behavior Coach for three years. I worked for a non-profit organization for four years matching mentors with children. This is my 6th year being the proud counselor for the Annie Purl Pumas!
At Purl, I coordinate the following programs: Benevolence (clothes vouchers, Backpack Buddies, holiday support) PALS/Mentors, and 5th grade transition.
I offer classroom guidance for all students, small group and individual counseling as needed, and parent consultation upon request.