I am a graduate of the University of Alabama in Birmingham. I have a Bachelors of Science Degree in Materials Engineering. After undergraduate work, I pursued graduate studies in Materials Engineering at UAB focusing on NASA sponsored research.
Due to my graduate research, I obtained a position at McDonald Douglas Space Systems in Huntsville, Alabama. In Huntsville, I worked on various projects involving the NASA Space Shuttle Program for several years.
After moving back to Birmingham, I worked as a Quality Control Metallurgist at SMI Steel in Woodlawn and returned to school at night and on the weekends to pursue a degree in education.
After I completed a Masters Degree in Education from UAB, I worked as a math and physics teacher at Ramsay High and math teacher at W. J. Christian Magnet Middle School in the Birmingham City School System for total of eleven years. I was also Director of Recruiting at Ramsay.
For six years I taught math and physics at Walker High in the Jasper City School.
I taught math, chemistry and physics at Corner High School in the Jefferson County System for the last five years before moving to JCIB MYP.