My life philosophy is to help if you can and if it is within your power. I guess I am in the right position here at Elon. For the past 8 years, I have tried to assist the students who are interested in becoming teachers. Being around these students has given me a sense of staying young while also taking on a motherly role with them. They come into the office with many questions, expectations, and excitement about their future as a teacher. It is an important profession and I feel that I am helping in my own way.
Another life principle is to do unto others as you would have them do unto you. I think I get a chance to live this principle every day. I try to let my light shine by smiling, laughing, and listening to everyone. It tells people that they are important.
Photo and accompanying personal statement were part of the Faculty Portrait Exhibit installed in Mooney Building in May 2010.