I have worked my entire professional career in Pleasanton ISD located south of San Antonio in a rural school setting. I have taught at Elementary and Secondary levels and worked as a school counselor at a PK-2 campus. I transferred to the Atascosa-McMullen Cooperative as a special education counselor and then transitioned into the Director's role. Our SSA has 5 member districts and we served approximately 700 students in rural South Texas. The SSA provided multi-district classrooms and itinerant services until 2015. Since 2015, the SSA staff provides speech therapy, assessment services, transition coordination, psychological services, and related services. We added Adapted PE, AI, VI, and O&M most recently. I love my job and my work family, but my biological family will always be my first priority.
On the personal side, I grew up in Pleasanton, Texas and married my husband, Pete, 40 years ago. We raised four sons on our ranch in Atascosa County. My boys have provided me with 3 daughers-in-love and they all live in our area. I have seven PERFECT grandchildren who fill my life with JOY.