Raised in Eastern NC
In July of 2020, I was honored to be appointed to replace Jean Farmer-Butterfield. Being appointed to serve in the Legislature during a trying time for our State brought its difficulties.
As a former teacher, I know first hand many of the problems that our society faces. I saw it on the faces of our children and in my conversations with parents. The stories I heard as a teacher are retold daily in a fight that contains this pandemic. But also in that of the struggle for medicare expansion, women’s rights, and education for all.
My story starts in Sampson County. Growing up in a large family and a farming community, you learn hard work does pay off.
That mantra took me to college at NC A&T State University, followed by a Masters’s degree at East Carolina University. I entered the workforce as a teacher and served for the next several decades. I earned the distinction of being a National Board Certified Teacher.
Through my years of service in the classroom and our school systems, I learned the gaps in our public education system. I know what the systemic problems are that hold our youth back. For years we have been asking our teachers to overcome incredible odds.
That’s why I am proud to serve in the Legislature. I wake up daily, taking the lessons I learned, and applying them to working for you.
My Promise To You
When I am re-elected I will fight for education for all, medicaid expansion, tackle and rebuild from this pandemic, and fight for the Equal Rights Amendment.