Meet Our Leadership Team
I am originally from California and grew up in a family of educators. While attending high school I began working part time at my parent’s preschool where I focused on becoming a teacher and developing a successful career in Early Childhood Education. With over 20 years of experience, mostly in leadership positions, I am proud to say this is my passion and I love every minute of it. I obtained my B.A. in Early Childhood Education from the University of Puerto Rico; I hold a Texas Directors Credential and in process to complete a National Administrators Credential. I have also worked as an Early Childhood Consultant & Trainer. During my free time I enjoy yoga, reading, attending conferences, and spending quality time with my children, ages 22 and 16. I also enjoy volunteering in community outreach programs and I currently volunteer at the Boys & Girls Club. I am a member of the Association for Early Learning Leaders as well as the National Association for the Education of Young Children known as NAEYC. I consider myself to be a visible Director where I enjoy coaching and mentoring my team along with visiting all my students throughout the day. I also enjoy building strong relationship with parents, so don’t be surprised when I call you out of the blue for a “Parent Care Call”. It is a call just to touch base, learn more about your experience at Merit, and address any questions you may have. I look forward to serving you and your children.
I have worked in Early Childhood Education for 12 years and can definitely say this is the career I was meant for. I received an Associates Degree from Collin County Community College and a Bachelors Degree from the University of North Texas in Early Childhood Education. The love and passion I have for children is what motivates and inspires me. Being in a career where I am able to help children reach social, emotional, and academic milestones is truly a blessing. My goal is for each child to get the best education and nurturing care at a home away from home. I look forward to serving you and your children.
Preschool has been my life for 12 years. I have been a Lead Teacher, Curriculum Coordinator, Assistant Director, and a Director who opened 2 preschools in Arkansas. I have learned a lot in my preschool experience, mostly from the children. The main thing my experience has instilled in me is that no matter how young a child may be, they want to learn. The lessons learned by a preschool child establish the direction of their growth, and I feel fortunate to be able to help them during these early steps. I have been married to my husband and best friend for 16 years. I also have 3 children and 5 grandchildren, so I enjoy spending time with my family.