When I was five years old, my family and I moved to Zambia, Africa, as missionaries. I spent the next ten years of my life as a missionary kid. We had to return to the States in 2012 because of health problems that my dad was battling. It was quite an adjustment going back to a Christian school, but I am so grateful for those years. I had the privilege of being homeschooled while on the mission field and then being a part of Fairhaven Baptist Academy. After graduating from high school, I knew that God wanted me to attend Fairhaven Baptist College and study Elementary Education. I had the wonderful opportunity to student teach in the 5th and 6th grades during my senior year at college. It is amazing to look back and see how the Lord has prepared me for teaching!