I began my studies by earning a B.S. in Psychology from Clark Atlanta University. Upon graduating from Clark Atlanta, I gained experience through my employment at an in-patient therapeutic treatment facility for children with severe behavior disorders. While working in this capacity my interest in the field of psychology continued to grow and I decided to begin pursing graduate studies.
My initial graduate school training was received from Auburn University Montgomery where I earned a M.S. in Psychology with an emphasis in clinical studies. From there my curiosity about the field of psychology continued to grow so I also pursued a M.A. in Counselor Education, specializing in community partnerships from The University of Alabama. Upon earning these degrees and becoming a licensed therapist, I have worked in a variety of different capacities, including reunification support services, child advocacy, grant writing, and as a therapist for adults with severe mental illness. I continue to serve my community as the coordinator of the youth department at Victory Cathedral Worship Center.
My transition from hands-on therapeutic work into teaching was developed as a result of the passion that I have for learning. From my perspective learning is a life-long process of constantly obtaining new information and possessing the willingness to share it with others. As a result of the various personal and professional experiences that I have been exposed to over the past several years, I began to develop my teaching philosophy which is as follows: I believe that all students have a right to the highest level of quality education possible regardless of their ethnicity, socio-economic status, or intellectual ability. I also believe that it is my responsibility to be available and accessible to students should they require additional support or guidance throughout the learning process. Finally, I believe all students have individual styles of learning which must be taken into consideration when instruction takes place.