I am a life-long resident of the Dallas area, and come from a family of science educators. After graduating from J.J. Pearce High School in Richardson, I attended Baylor University where I majored in biology and secondary education, and played trombone in the Golden Wave Band. Upon graduation, I found myself working in the telecommunications industry for seven years in wireless order management for the now-defunct Nortel Networks.
After 9/11, I did a major reevaluation of my life and its purpose and decided to return to the classroom. I spent 12 years teaching in several elementary schools across Dallas ISD, teaching fifth grade science, third grade math and science, and science lab to grades K-5. I also spent two years working at the Dallas Museum of Nature & Science (before it relocated from Fair Park and took the Perot name) as a professional development coordinator for Dallas-area science teachers. Most recently, I have taught fifth and sixth grade science for three and a half years at The Winston School, a small private school for students with learning differences in Dallas; and one year teaching sixth and seventh grade science in Garland ISD.
Presently, I live in Dallas with my hopelessly spoiled dogs, Seamus and Fiona. I am thrilled to be part of the Akiba family, and look forward to working with all of you!
Baylor University, Bachelor of Science in Education, 1990
- Texas Provisional Certification
- Biology 6-12
- Texas Standard Certification
- Science 4-8
- Life-Earth Science 6-12
- Elementary Self-Contained 1-8
- ESL Supplemental 1-12
- GT Foundations (Region 10 Advanced Academics)