I have lived in Poteau, Oklahoma, since 1994. I have three sons that range in age from 21 to 9 years old. I am married to Paul Rivas. I have one sister, Amy, who is also my best friend. I attend the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. Before I started teaching, I worked at the LeFlore County Court House. I went back to college after being out for around ten years because I always felt called to teach. My idea of the perfect day is to read a book from beginning to end.