Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor of Health Sciences- Nova Southeastern AAS Diagnostic Medical Sonography Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer ARDMS Abdomen Specialist Texas Certified Teacher Health Sciences AS Science BLS CPR AHA CPR Instructor 911 Emergency Operator Instructor TIVA Member
Welcome to Medical Science! Home of the Porter Spartan future health care professionals. Since 2011, we have had a history of excellence in Medical SkillsUSA and HOSA!
This will be my 11th year at Porter High School as a Medical Sciences teacher. There have been so many wonderful students along the way. I am still cheering them on in their adult endeavors, especially if they continued with medicine for their careers!
Prior to teaching, I focused on my career as a Diagnostic Medical Sonographer at a local hospital, performing diagnostic studies and caring for patients from all departments such as Emergency, ICU, Med Surg, Rehab, Pediatrics, Labor & Delivery, NICU, as well as scheduled "Out-Patient" appointments. I worked with some of the best sonographers and radiologists around, and to this day, I am thankful for how much I learned from them. I have been a Diagnostic Medical Sonographer for 15 years which allows me to bring a lot of experience and insight to the classroom. During my high school years, I had the opportunity to volunteer at my mother's Adult Day Center in Huffman which was a great way to pique my interest in health care. I learned there to value people and appreciate our differences!
I encourage my students to consider their interests, personality, and natural abilities, and then we can work together to find a great fit for their career in health care. There are hundreds of health care career options and I feel there is a good fit for everyone. If students are willing to work diligently in their studies and treat their future patients with the highest quality of compassionate care, I know they can be successful!
I initiated and developed the Clinical Practicum and Certified Nurse Assistant Program at PHS to give students a head start in their health care journey. Thank you New Caney ISD and Porter High School Admin for allowing us to offer the students such a wonderful opportunity.
My email is firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to say hello, or discuss any concerns or questions.
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