I am a Charleston native and attended Spelman College where I received a BA in English. I have been teaching for 32 years, fifteen of which have been in the private sector. I presently am a part of our Ninth Grade Academy and teach English I as well as support classes for reading. My philosophy about education is if you win a student, he will hear you. This has proven to enhance my success, coupled with a passion for what I do. As I reflect, I have learned so much from my students and hope in return they have learned something from me.