I have recently retired after 30 years of enjoying my career in education. I had the privilege of teaching first grade, being an elementary counselor and then being the Director of Guidance & Testing for my school system. If you ever want to work with delightful people, work with elementary counselors. I have also taught in the Education Department at the University of Alabama where I was involved with the teacher candidate program.
Cooperative learning groups are not a new concept but they still work really well. Having a combination of ability levels and personalities within each small group allows for peer tutoring and different talents to compliment each other.
I have been blessed with wonderful opportunities and recognition by my peers. I was named Educator of the Year and have had the privilege of presenting to local and statewide audiences. In June 2013 I am excited to present at the national conference in Atlanta called Innovative Strategies in Counseling. My topic will be, It's a New Day for Assertive Girls in Grades 3-7.
My undergraduate degree is from the University of Alabama and my Masters in School Counseling is from an outstanding program at the University of Montevallo.
I have been married to my high school sweetheart since 1975 and have two incredible sons. AND I am about to be a grandmother for the first time so I am over the moon with excitement!
English Language Arts, Reading, Vocabulary, Specialty, Critical Thinking, For All Subject Areas, Classroom Management, School Counseling, Character Education, Problem Solving, Writing, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Valentine's Day, Phonics