As both a staff member and a parent I am thrilled to be a part of the Orion School. I studied at the University of Florida, where I earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and graduated Cum Laude. After graduating I moved to Georgia and began graduate school at the University of Georgia where I earned a Master’s Degree in Social Work. After college I worked as a Substance Abuse and Mental Health Counselor in downtown Atlanta. Two short years (and big student loan debt) later, I left Social Work for a career in the business sector. For the past 10 years I worked in both Marketing and Operations at an industrial supply company.
Almost five years ago I gave birth to a beautiful baby boy – Jax. His infancy was typical but after being asked to leave a Montessori school when he was two-and-a-half I realized there was something a little different about him. After a long journey of multiple schools and many, many occupational therapy sessions I found The Orion School for my son. After his acceptance I decided to switch to a career that was more in line with my therapeutic educational background; alas, I ended up working for The Orion School. My role at the school has allowed me to merge an understanding of at-risk populations with operations management experience for a very fulfilling balance. My family and I are so relieved to be a part of such a supportive environment. I am super excited to be involved with a school that helps children like Jax grow and flourish in an academic setting.