I have taught every grade from kindergarten to 10th at some point in my teaching career but my main focus has been middle school Math and Science, with 5 years at the High School level teaching Algebra 1. I've been in inner city, rural, and private schools. Currently I am in a rural school in East Tennessee teaching Math and Science. In addition to the classroom I have worked at an environmental education center and done some teacher workshops involving Science topics.
I want my students to be actively engaged in their learning. I don't want them copying material from textbooks or sitting in their seats all day. My goal is to have them discover what they need to know and get excited about learning. I often combine my Math and Science lessons, also throwing a bit of Geography or History when I can. I love to see students get excited and self driven. It makes them happier, more confident, and self motivated and it makes my job so much easier!!
2010 Tennessee Academy of Science Outstanding Teacher TSTA Science Teacher of the Year 2000
I received my BA in Education from Covenant College on Lookout Mtn in Tennessee.
I grew up in South Carolina, relocating to Tennessee with my husband and our 2 sons about 18 years ago. I spent time teaching in inner city as well as rural school systems with low income students. My husband and I have taken in numerous rescue dogs and have 4 wild jack russell terriers, a stately but humble german shepherd, a goofy lab, 2 great danes, and an ornery bulldog with an attitude.