I was born in Shreveport and raised in Bossier City. I am a product of Bossier Parish Schools. I attended Central Park Elementary, Rusheon Middle, and Bossier High Schools and am very proud to call myself an alumni of all three of those schools. I attended Louisiana Tech University where I obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Medical Technology. I worked at LSU Medical Center in the main hospital laboratory in the Hematology Department until my first child was born. I was fortunate enough to become a “Stay-At-Home Mom” until my children went to school. It is at that point I went back to school in the alternative certification program at LSUS to become a teacher and then taught science for 17 years. During my last two years of teaching science, I went back to school and obtained my Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership from LSUS and am now an Assistant Principal at Airline High School.
I began my teaching career at Turner Elementary/Middle School in Caddo Parish, then came back home where I taught at Rusheon Middle School and then Bossier High School before moving to Airline High School as an administrator.
I am married to René Peña who works at Barksdale Air Force Base and is a self-taught luthier. I have two sons, Larry and Stephen, both Airline graduates; 4 step-children and 7 grandchildren.