I have worked for the School District of Oconee County since 1989. In 2002, I received my National Board Certification in Middle School Generalist. I have served on multiple committees and currently I am serving on our school's Math Cohort that is focused on the CCSS.
My teaching style is based on respecting the diversity of my students, the needs of my students' parents/guardians to be participants in their child's education, and, to me, the core of all learning...fun:) A district leader once told me that he believed that I could teach with just a milk crate and a book and make it fun...well, after twenty-six years, I still strive to engage my students in activities that enhance their abilities and interject the element of fun. I honor the constrants imposed by my school administration, district and state...they provide the road...my job is to provide what type of vehicle we use along the way:)
National Board Certified Teacher 2002 - 2012, National Key Honor Society, Past President of the Council for Exceptional Child Chapter of Clemson University, recipient of two educational grants in both health and math, and honorable mention/nomination of the Disney Award along with my team teacher. In addition, I have severed on countless committees to help facilitiate collaboration when implementing revisions and adoptions of curriculum standards...the most recent being the CCSS Cohort in Mathematics.
Bachelor's Degree in Education from Clemson University, Cum Laude 1989; Master's in Education from Southern Wesleyan 2007
I was born in Michigan and attended Leland High School...starting in the third grade and graduating in 1981. I was very involved in clubs such as the Honor Society and loved sports. I played basketball and was a forward on the first State Championship Team in 1980. Moved to South Carolina in 1984 and the rest is listed above. I am blessed to be a teacher...it is not a job it is who I am. I am a third generation teacher and very proud of it. I love serving my community through helping educate some of its children. I learn so much from my students...I always say that the day I think I know it all, is the day I need to retire. I am blessed to be a wife and a mother. I have a wonderful husband and two awesome children...my daughter, who is now grown and is finding her way in life and a stepson who may not be my biological son, but to me he is my son. I owe my career to my parents who have supported me emotionally to strive to be my best in all I do.