Degrees and Certifications:
I am so proud and excited to begin my 20th year at the City Schools of Decatur! During my first year in Decatur, I taught second grade at College Heights, when the building was a PreK-5 school. For the next 3 years, I taught first grade there and then moved to Oakhurst as a 1st grade teacher for the next several years. Before College Heights, I taught fifth grade in Dekalb County. This is now my seventh year as a second grade teacher in “the best little school in the world.” I graduated from the University of TN-Knoxville, with a B.S. degree in Elem. Ed./Early Childhood Educ. Go, Vols! There, I participated as a piccolo/flute player in the Pride of the Southland Marching Band. Go, Rocky Top! Years later, I received a Master’s degree in Reading & Literacy at Walden University and followed up with a Gifted Educ. endorsement. My greatest passions in teaching are laughing with my students, watching them as they collaborate and present their information, and dressing up in zany costumes! My son, Justin, was a lifelong learner at CSD. He started as a 4 year old at the Frasier Center all the way up through high school graduation. He will soon begin college in the fall. We enjoy spending time together by being silly, watching movies, having great conversations,, and playing with Pepper, our black/white female cat. Last, during my free time, my pleasures are watching college football (especially the Vols and SEC games), TV bingeing, shopping, and singing to whoever will listen!