I taught 6th grade for 2 years. I just completed my 21st year teaching 1st grade. First grade is definitely where my heart lies.
I want my students to have a life-long love of learning. I try to accomplish this by making learning fun, and I feel like I am growing as a teacher every year. Of course, there is always so much more to learn. 2020 has been challenging with remote learning but I am learning every day.
2020 Teacher of the Year at Cosby Elementary
I have my Bachelor of Science in Child Development and Learning with teaching licensure from Maryville College and I just completed the requirements for my Masters in Elementary Education from East Tennessee State University.
I have been married to my wonderful husband, Tommy, for 21 years. We are the proud parents of 5 wonderful kids, Bethany, Jayden, JoJo, Peyton, and Charlee. We are also the 'parents' of: 4 dogs-Buddy, Mason, Dixon, and Twitch, 2 cats-Boo and Alley, and 2 guinea pigs, Oreo and Mocci. We live in the beautiful mountains of East Tennessee.
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Basic Operations, Geometry, Graphing, Measurement, Numbers, Science, Earth Sciences, Environment, Other (Specialty), Other (ELA), For All Subject Areas, Literature, Classroom Management, Character Education, Word Problems, Writing, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Poetry, Autumn, Halloween, Winter, Valentine's Day, Easter, Spring, Place Value, Informational Text, Handwriting, Phonics