Caverna High School, Horse Cave, KY
B.S. and M.S. Technology Education, Eastern Kentucky University
Engineering and Technology Teacher, Southern Middle School, Lexington, KY
2018 Kentucky TSA Middle School Chapter Advisor of the Year
What did you gain in TSA that helped you in your career?
Through my involvement in TSA, I gained a love for technology education and made teaching my career. I have been teaching for 18 years and am enjoying every minute of it. I have wonderful students. Being able to relate to my students after being in their shoes as a TSA member has helped me to become a better TSA advisor. In addition—I gained leadership, communication, and public speaking skills; confidence; and a base of friends that I can call on in various situations based on their professional expertise.
What advice do you have for current TSA members?
Compete in an event that requires an interview or some type of public speaking. It will definitely help to prepare you for the future. I have had so many students return and tell me how they were not nervous, felt confident, and presented themselves well because of the interviewing and speaking they had done with me in TSA.