- Cullman High School, 1983
- Bachelor of Science degree in Early Childhood and Elementary Education with a minor in English, University of Montevallo, 1987
- Masters of Science degree in Elementary Education, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 1993
- Masters of Science degree add - on in Educational Administration, 1998
- National Board Certified Teacher, 2011
Kindergarten Teacher Jackson Primary School, Jackson, Georgia, 1988-1989
First Grade Teacher, Jackson Primary School, Jackson, Georgia, 1989-1990
First Grade Teacher, Charles A. Brown Elementary School, Birmingham, Alabama, 1990-1994
Title I Reading Teacher, Charles A. Brown Elementary School, Birmingham, Alabama, 1994-1996
First Grade Teacher, Thurston Nelson Elementary School, Scottsboro, Alabama, 1996-2004
Sixth Grade Language Arts and Reading Teacher, Collins Intermediate School, Scottsboro, Alabama, 2004-2015
Third Grade Teacher, Brownwood Elementary School, Scottsboro, Alabama, 2015-Present
a Third Grade teacher, I am passionate about improving your child's
reading abilities by broadening their reading horizons as we share a
variety of genres. I
have been teaching for 27 years (2 years in Georgia and 25 years in
Alabama). As a professional, I am constantly learning better methods
for reaching even the most difficult reader.
a child growing up on a farm in Hanceville, Alabama, my parents
instilled in me a love of reading, travel, and adventure. My father
believed that the world is a big place that needs to be explored.
Because of this belief, we traveled the country in a camper. Each
summer we spent a few weeks going to wonderful sights in the United
States such as the Grand Canyon, St. Louis and the Gateway Arch, and
Niagra Falls. I learned that we live in a beautiful and diverse
husband, Mark, and our daughter, Lauren, enjoy traveling, too. We like
riding bikes, hiking on the Appalachian Trail, and camping. Mark and I
have been married for 27 years.
my "free" time, I enjoy gardening, playing the piano, singing in the
Scottsboro Cumberland Presbyterian Church Choir, and playing clarinet in
the Scottsboro Community Band.