I am a Peach County High School graduate (1982) afterwhich I attended and graduated from Bethune Cookman College in 1986 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Speech Communication. Shortly after graduation, I was offered a position at the National Institute of Health (the world’s most leading medical research center) in Bethesda, MD. I worked myself up the career ladder of this federal agency within an eighteen year period as an Administrative Officer who handled a variety of assignments related to budget, personnel, and domestic and foreign travel of researchers. After close to twenty years I decided to make a career change and pursue the passion within me to teach. It is then that I chose to return to Peach County and invest in my community. I continued my education at Walden University and obtained my Master’s degree in Early Childhood Studies (2012). I have been teaching for seven years, all of which have been in Peach County.