I taught in a small private school for two years before returning to cellege. After graduation, I taught in public school for 10 years (grades 3, 4, and 2/3 multi-age class), and then I completely changed directions for awhile and taught pre-school in a local Christian school. I am currently at the same school, but I am teaching seventh grade English, math, history, computer, and eighth grade English and computer. I plan to add a secondary English endorsement to my education and seek a position in a community college or non-traditional setting in the near future.
My teaching style is to have as much fun while learning as possible! I am known to have some wacky ways, but I get the point across. I do some direct instruction and independent learning centers.
I graduated with highest honors and a 4.0 in 2000 and maintained that average during my master's courses. I have won model classroom from Reading Renaissance many times and master classroom three times. I was the first teacher in my school to make model classroom in Accelerated Math.
After years of substitute teaching and two years teaching in a private school, I returned to college to finish a degree. I graduated in 2000 from University of Southern Mississippi with my B.S. in elementary education (K - 8 plus a reading endorsement) and then returned immediately to start on my master's degree. I returned to school in 2009 and finished my master's degree in 2010.
I have been married for 30 years to a pastor of a local church. We have three grown children, three grandchildren, and three cats.