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I completed my Bachelor of Science in Education from Jacksonville State University, Jacksonville, AL in December 1995. Then my additional certifications in early childhood and middle school were completed in May 1996. I then earned my Master of Arts degree from University of Tennessee, Chattanooga in 2005, majoring in Curriculum and Instruction. I am currently pursuing an Educational Doctoral degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Liberty University in Lynchburg, VA. I hope to have this addition to my educational goals completed in 2015.


I first began teaching in 1996 in Alabama. I taught mainly a first and second grade combined classroom and a 6-8 grades English class, as well as music classes for all grades PK-12. I came to work in Dade County in 1999. Here at Dade Elementary School, I have been a Title 1/ EIP teacher for 3-5 grades focusing on reading and math and a music teacher for K-5 students. I have been a classroom teacher in the following grades: fourth grade, second grade, first grade and Pre-K. I am currently the director of the Significantly Developmentally Delayed (SDD) Program and the Pre-Kindergarten Program.


I am married to a wonderful man named Kelly. Together we have 5 children ages 15-25. The oldest and youngest of these 5 belong to Kelly and the three middle ones belong to me. The children’s names are Erin, Blake, Alexis, Chase, and Isabel. Together we like to go hiking and spend time outdoors. My husband, Kelly, is a bass drummer with the City of Chattanooga Pipe Band. We enjoy traveling with the band to Scottish Highland games across the Southeast. When not working and completeing homework for my doctoral degree I like to watch NCIS and read mystery books.