Gloria grew up in Columbia, SC where she attended the University of South Carolina and earned both a bachelor and master degree in Education. After graduate school, she was employed for five years as an elementary school teacher in the Columbia area. She enjoyed the relationships with her students and the art of teaching very much, but recently decided it was time for a new adventure! So, in pursuit of that adventure, she moved to the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia where she works as the Operations Manager for DCA Financial Group. Part of the adventure included her marriage in August to Clay (the real reason behind the move to Virginia!). She currently lives in Edinburg, VA and is excited about the opportunity to learn and teach again as a part of IRF!