As a military child growing up, I lived all over the country and the world. We came to Charleston every summer and Christmas to visit my grandparents and I was determined to live here. In 2003, I got my wish and came to College of Charleston as a freshman. I set my curriculum path toward working in pediatrics because I knew I wanted to work with children. I completed my undergraduate degree in biology in 2007 and began working in a pediatric dentist office to gain experience. I finally realized that education was my passion and returned to The College for my masters in teaching in elementary education. I graduated in December of 2010 and began substitute teaching in local private schools. I later taught third, fourth, and fifth grades in a Title I, Dorchester District II school. English Language Arts was my primary role for all grades and I love sharing the joy of reading with students. These years included teaching in traditional classrooms, single-gender classrooms, and gifted and talented classrooms. I am currently employed as a nanny while working to build a network of clientele for private tutoring. My time and experience at College of Charleston is invaluable to me, and I am grateful to the dedicated professors and our very unique school in the heart of Charleston.