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Founder of J.O.Y. Teen Mentoring and Wellness Coaching


  • Certified Gallup Strengths Coach

  • Certified IAP Wellness Coach

    • Member, International Association of Professional Life Coaches​

  • 27 years in K-12 Education as a teacher, principal, assistant principal, mentor, and coach

  • Certified K-12 School Administrator

    • ​Masters of Education with a specialization in Principalship, Saginaw Valley State University

  • Certified K-12 Teacher

    • Bachelor of Arts with a double major in Science and Social StudiesUniversity of Michigan

  • Certified, Trauma Informed Care

  • Certified, CPR, First Aid, Epi-pen

  • Basketball Coach

  • Basketball Trainer


  • Recipient, Oakland County Teacher of the Year Award

  • Recipient, Detroit Piston’s Game Changer Award 

  • Nominated, Michigan Department of Education Talent Pool

  • Nominated, American Disney Teacher of the Year Award

  • Nominated, Allen S. Whitney Memorial Award

  • Elected, The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi

  • Member, Golden Key National Honor Society

  • Member, Kappa Delta Pi, an Educational Honors Society​

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