I have taught 26 years in the pubic school system in Georgia. I have been a self contained classroom teacher for Kindergarten,1st,and 2nd grades. The last six years, I have been fortunate to work in a collaborative setting, where I work with regular education students, students needing Tier 2 and 3 interventions, and special education students. This experience has given me the opportunity to serve on our system and school SST committees. I have served on our schools leadership team for seven years.
My goal is to help students love learning, love school and stay motivated. I feel my teaching style keeps students engaged and motivated. My teaching style is a combination of a demonstrator and facilitator. I always start lessons by modeling how to work through a task. I quickly like to pass the challenge off to my students to work as groups or with partners to work through complex task or solve problems. I try to modify all lessons to meet the needs of individual student learning styles and levels. I use a combination of new and old researched based strategies. I don't let go of strategies that have proven to work.
I was chosen Teacher of the Year in 2000. I was excited to be asked to present at the state SSTAGE conference in 2013 and 2014 (sharing promising practices) where our committee's presentation won the STAR award for 2013.
I received a Bachelor of Science in Education from the University of Georgia with a major in Early Childhood Education. I earned a Masters of Arts from Piedmont College.
I have been married for 30 years and have four children.