I graduated from Towson State University in 1992 with a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education. I worked as a classroom teacher for 5 years, until I took a position with the Maryland Coalition for Inclusive Education. As an Inclusive Education Specialist, I trained other educators on how to successfully integrate special needs children into mainstream classrooms. After taking time off to raise my children, I resumed classroom teaching part-time in 2004, and then full-time in 2006. In 2010, I successfully completed my Master's Degree as a reading and literacy specialist from Marygrove College.