I have been teaching since 2006. I have taught every subject in fourth, fifth, and sixth grades. My first year was a small self-contained sixth grade class. I then moved to fifth grade for four years. In those years, my classes were self-contained and on teams. I then moved to a small, at-risk, fourth grade class.
I believe it is important for students to be taught the information they should know. I spend a lot of time working with students in small groups and individually. Using higher-order thinking skills is also a must in my classroom. It is imperative to challenge students so that they can reach their full potential.
I have received awards for having the highest TCAP (state test) scores in my school and district in Math, Science, and Social Studies.
I earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Elementary Education from the University of Mississippi in 2006. I then earned a Master of Arts in Education in 2012 from Bethel University.
I have been married since 2007. My husband and I share our house with our son, four dogs, and five cats. When I am not at school or spending time with my family, I am working on things for school.