"I completed my Bachelors in Psychology and Biology at Roosevelt University on the beautiful lakefront of Downtown Chicago, Illinois. Next! Off to Dominican University in River Forest, Illinois where I earned my first Master's Degree in Teaching. Following that was my 2nd Master's coursework in Educational Leadership at Concordia University in River Forest, Illinois. It was in Nevada, at Sierra Nevada where I completed the 200 field hour leadership work for an endorsement for Principal and Building Administrator. I have been in the business of human services with multi-state educational experience for 20 years. I don't fit into broken systems enforcing broken ideas that don't support best practices, or serve the whole child, teen, adult, and family; so I created one. I found the motivation to start this organization after realizing that the pattern would keep repeating across the nation that there are too many schools that crank out kids ill-prepared for independence. It mattered to me. Still does. But, through Spirit & Mind, I'm available to freely serve, create, and employ best practices that will truly plant the seeds for tomorrow's harvest in the lives of children."