I was born and educated in South Africa. I earned a law degree and practiced criminal law before immigrating to the US 28 years ago. I have been teaching for the past 10 years. I am constantly looking for ways to better myself and am always engaged in some form of professional development. I recently obtained National Board Certification. I am hard-working, responsible, yet at the same time, fun-loving. I particularly love the outdoors and nature. I find the beach the most relaxing place to be. I have three children - 2 boys, 27 and 24 who do not live with me. I also have a daughter who is in 11th grade who lives with me.