I was born in Lebanon. I am the youngest of 11 children (9 boys, 2 girls). I have a wonderful husband and a beautiful teenage daughter. I earned my Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education at Barry University. I have been teaching for 18 years, most of them in Catholic school. I choose Catholic school because I believe, with Christ at the center of our lives, we will succeed at everything. My class motto is "JOY", (Jesus First, Others Second, and Yourself Last).