6th grade ELA
- Jonesboro Senior High School, diploma
- University of Georgia, BSEd
- St. Leo University, Gifted Certificate
- Ft. Valley State University, MSEd
- Lincoln Memorial University, EdS
- Walden University, EdD
I am blessed to have a profession that I truly love. In the past 29 years I have taught 6 subjects (Language Arts, Reading, Science, Social Studies, Math, and gifted education), in 8 grade levels (1st - 8th), and 3 countries (United States, Canada, and Cuba). I even taught one semester of college English. It is my hope to make positive impact in the lives of the students I'm entrusted to teach. I became a teacher because I needed to graduate college with some kind of job opportunity; I remained an educator because I loved the students so much.
I coach the Woodland Middle School Academic team. In 2014, our team was undefeated and won the region championship. I like to win, but I never get upset if a student gets a question wrong. I also co-sponsor FCA - Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Through our student leadership team, we are able to celebrate the good news of Jesus Christ to all interested students before school on Friday mornings. All students are welcome.
In my spare time I like to worship, travel, ride motorcycles and 4-wheelers, SCUBA dive, square dance, and eat ice cream. It is also worth noting that I love to wear hats!!! I currently own more than 250 hats, and my collection is still growing. My husband is a former United States Navy Senior Chief. He is currently the chaplain for the state of Georgia American Legion. He once rode his bicycle across the country from California to Florida. We have one daughter who loves all things Marvel. She got to spend a day on the set of The Avengers, Age of Ultron and met Captain America (Chris Evans), Thor (Chris Hemsworth), Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner), and Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen). We have a cat named Caspian who loves to bring us presents of field mice and other critter parts. I would like to have a honey bear, but I don't know where to get one.
I want my classroom to be fun but educational. Students make me laugh, and they laugh at me - often. (I can't dance, but I can "floss" and "dab." It's not pretty, but it is funny.) I want to teach students to want to learn. I hope I make every single student know there is someone who cares about them.