I was a Kindergarten teacher for 8 years. I served as an Academic Coach for K-5th grade for 1 year. I then was an Assistant Principal for 2 years and now I am in my 2nd year as a Principal.
I am a very hands on teacher and love to create things that are fun and exciting to make children want to learn.
While at St. Bethlehem Elementary I received the Green Apple Award, the Distinguished Classroom Teacher Award and the 2005-2006 Teacher of the Year. I was selected as a Crayola Gold Star Teacher for 2006-2007. While at Barkers Mill Elementary I was selected as Barkers Mill Elementary's Teacher of the Year and was then named Clarksville-Montgomery County Teacher of the Year for K-4th grade. I was also selected at a Crayola Gold Star Teacher for 2007-2008. I was featured in the Clarksville Family Magazine in November 2007
I graduated from Union University in Jackson, TN, with a degree in Elementary and Middle School Education in 2000. I graduated from Trevecca Nazarene University with a Master's Degree in Educational Leadership in 2004. I am very interested in getting my doctoral degree - we'll see when I embark on that journey.
I love frogs (fake frogs of course) and my favorite color is green - these are the two things that students learn about me really fast. While at St. Bethlehem Elementary I painted my classroom green and had frogs everywhere, which the students really enjoyed. I did not paint my classroom at Barkers Mill Elementary due to being at a new school, however I did have frogs everywhere. My students have contributed to my frog collection each year. I enjoy spending time with family and friends, working out at the YMCA and watching movies. I attend Grace Community Church where I teach Kindergarten Sunday School, lead a small group of high school seniors and college students.
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Writing-Expository, Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Numbers, Other (Math), Arts & Music, Music, Physical Education, Critical Thinking, For All Subject Areas, Literature, Classroom Management, Library Skills, Writing, Oral Communication, Child Care, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Autumn, Winter, Valentine's Day, Easter, Spring, Summer, Phonics