I have taught 7th Grade Life Science for three years at Lakeview Middle School in a co-teaching classroom. I previously taught one year of AP Economics and AP US History at our corresponding high school.
Hands on, positive, upbeat, engaging, and outside of the box. I love to include labs, projects, art, and music whenever possible and use an array of technology when teaching.
2017 Lakeview Middle School Teacher of the Year 2018 Catoosa County Teacher of the Year Mozilla $10,000 Grant Recipient
University of Georgia, Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, Masters in Secondary Education
I am a 7th grade life science teacher at Lakeview Middle School in Rossville, Georgia. I am in my 4th year in the classroom and my second career. I attended the University of Georgia and graduated with a Bachelor’s of Business Administration in Finance. After working in finance and accounting for five years and feeling unfulfilled, I went back to complete my Master’s in Secondary Education at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga to pursue my passion for education. I seek to create a positive, engaging, and hands-on classroom environment and provide students with new and unique educational experiences. In my first year of teaching at Lakeview Middle School, I founded the Giving Garden. The Giving Garden is a student-built garden at the school that gives students the opportunity to grow and care for their own plants. All of the food generated in the garden is donated to families in need in the community. I also received a $10,000 grant from the Mozilla foundation to purchase innovative, virtual reality goggles to take students on field trips around the world from within my own classroom. Each year, I livestream the hatching of ducks and chickens in our classroom incubator on YouTube so that students, community members, and the school can tune in to catch all of the eggcitement! I serve on the PBIS (Positive Behavior and Intervention Supports) committee at LMS and have helped establish positive behavior reward areas for students including the Warrior Way Café, Game Room, and Store. During the implementation year of PBIS, LMS has seen a dramatic reduction in office referrals and a positively evolving school culture among faculty and students.