Meet my Family
I chose to be an educator because of my passion for helping kids be all they can be. It just so happened that I married a man who has the same passion. Scott serves as a school leader for a central Illinois school district. We have three daughters. Shayelle graduated from University of Missouri - St. Louis (UMSL) with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and a Master of Business Administration in Marketing. She is currently residing in Atlanta, pursuing her lifelong dream of a career in comedic stage performance. Delani graduated from Paul Mitchell School of Cosmetology and serves as a manager of Palm Beach Tanning Salon and is a gym enthusiast. Our youngest, Korrie, graduated from United States Marine Corps bootcamp in February, was promoted to Lance Corporal, and currently works in Motor Transport Operations in Missouri. We are blessed.
God's Blessing...OUR Andrew ♥
We were very blessed to have been given Andrew. He was born on May 25, 1988. He was diagnosed with Tetralogy of Fallot, severe heart disease. He was hospitalized at Army Reed Army Medical Center for 2 1/2 months while undergoing open heart surgery. Approximately one year later, he experienced his second surgery - open heart again. At two years of age, he was on the operating table once again. At three and a half years of age, he was undergoing surgery when during post-op he experienced a brain aneurysm, leading to a stroke, which ultimately led to his death on December 7, 1991. We thank God that we had Andrew for three and a half years. He was a wonderful blessing who now serves as our guardian angel. We are definitely better people having known Andrew, watching him endure trauma, experiencing how he interacted lovingly with others, particularly strangers, and seeing him smile - at all times. We are definitely better people because of him! ♥