I have worked with children as long as I can remember both formally and informally. I received my bachelor’s degree in elementary education (1999) from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. After teaching for several years, I took time off to raise a family. Now I am returning to the workforce and joining the MFLN Family Development Early Intervention Team as the Social Media Specialist.
I spent nearly 13 years as an Army wife stationed at Fort Bragg, NC, Fort Belvoir, VA, and Fort Campbell, KY before my husband left the military in 2012. I have four children ranging in age from 3 to 9 years old, two of whom have special needs. I am personally familiar with the services the military has to offer families with young children with or at-risk for developmental delays and disabilities. Having seen first-hand the importance of early intervention and treatment of delays and disabilities, and having experienced life as a military wife and mother of children with special needs, I feel I bring a unique voice to the MFLN Family Development Early Intervention Team.
My passions include encouraging and empowering parents to be advocates for their children, educating individuals on the unique needs of military families and children, and ensuring that all military families and professionals know of the resources and opportunities available to them and their children whether they are typical developing or experiencing developmental delays.
Currently I live in the Urbana-Champaign, IL area, where my husband and I are both from originally. I look forward to working with the entire MFLN team as we move forward to execute the mission of the Military Family Learning Network Family Development Early Intervention Team.
MFLN Family Development Early Intervention Social Media Specialist
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Phone: (217) 300-2915