GA for Independent Living
- I am a Georgia native and grew up in the outskirts of Atlanta. I graduated from Jacksonville State University with my Bachelor's in Collaborative Education (K-6) and received my Master's in Severe Disabilities Education from UA. My career as a classroom teacher of 5 years began and ended in the Oxford City School System. I taught 4 years at the elementary level and one year in a life skills classroom at the high school. I have over 16 years of experience with individuals with intellectual disabilities of all ability levels. I was previously employed at The Learning Tree Inc. in Jacksonville and volunteered with Special Olympics throughout high school.
In addition to teaching and working on my doctoral degree, I run a program called Fit Friends! We work to educate adolescents and adults with disabilities on the importance of maintaining a healthy lifestyle by providing weekly fitness classes, nutrition activities, and cooking lessons.