After a successful twenty year career in Logistics and Distribution Management, I embarked on a traditional academic path to earn a BA in English with Secondary (grades 6-12) Teacher Licensure from Old Dominion University in 2012. While serving in Hampton City Schools for four years as a language arts teacher for grades 7 and 8, I realized how much I enjoyed working with middle school aged children. The ability to implement PBL and provide more authentic learning opportunities for students drew me to IWCS in the summer of 2016. As luck (and/or fate) would have it, I was offered and happily accepted a position at SMS. My instructional focus is, and will continue to be, delivering relevant experiential learning experiences and quality academic, as well as socio-emotional, guidance to all students who visit my classroom.