I have intitially started by teaching career nearly 25 years ago. I have spent 16 years in the public school classroom in a variety of settings. I have taught students in the regular education program, gifted education program as well as the Special Education programs grades P - 5. I have been a working mom, a stay-at- home mom and most recently a homeschooling mom. I love teaching and I have enjoyed teaching students in the various settings in which I have had a priviledge to teach so far along my life's journey.
I would describe my teaching style as student centered. I like to get to know my students and their interest. I use test scores and other relevant data to determine my student's weaknesses and search for teaching strategies and materials to help my students become stronger in their weak areas.
I was recently awarded a scholarship from a local Retired Teacher's Association to work on my Specialist degree in Middle Grades Education.
I went to a private Kindergarten (it was not a part of the public school system at the time.) I then went to elementary school were I went from first to sixth grade. Next, I attended Junior High for seventh and eighth grade. I spent ninth through twelfth grade at the same high school where I graduated a few years ago! All of this schooling was done in the same county. I began my college career at Anderson Junior College in Anderson, South Carolina. I chose to go to Carson-Newman College in Jefferson City, TN to complete my Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education. After the marriage and children came along, I decided to work on my graduate work at Brenau University in Gainesville, GA. I completed my Masters Degree in Early Childhood Education in 2006 and my Specialist Degree in Middle Grades Education in 2011.
I am a wife of a wonderful man who also happens to be a teacher. We met in college! We have three beautiful children (2 boys and 1 girl).