I attended The First Academy from K-12 and graduated in 2013. From there, I attended Florida State University and completed my bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education in 2016. While there were challenging times during college, I was able to rely on the work ethic and education that TFA instilled over the 13 years I was there. I had the courage to step into important conversations about Christ with confidence with my college peers, and I was able to learn from a public university’s perspective while remaining firm in what I believed. Whether learning the depths of apologetics from Dr. Toenges, learning about appreciating culture while maintaining a Biblical Worldview from Mr. Kowars, or learning about study habits in my first AP class with Mr. Adams, I am so thankful for the strong foundation for life that my teachers gave. While in college, I interned at my local church, City Church. Becoming involved in City Church was an important part of my walk with the Lord, as I began to see the body of Christ in a new light. I treasure the relationships made at the church to this day.
After college, I returned to Orlando where I taught kindergarten for two years at The Christ School. Currently, I am back at TFA not as a student but as a Transitional Kindergarten teacher. There is much joy in being brought back to the place that has helped form who I am. One of the opportunities at TFA that helped develop my relationship with Christ was being a part of Bible Studies, both as a student and as a leader. This time prepared my heart for the future, as I developed a passion for teaching about Christ to students of all ages. I am thankful for my time at TFA as it helped form a Biblical Worldview and emphasized the importance of being a lifelong leader and learner. I pray that I can make the same impact on my students that my teachers had in my life.