I have taught in K, 1, and 2 classrooms. I have been a Title I Reading and Math teacher as well as a Reading Coach and Assistant Principal.
Given the effective supports, all children can learn. It is our job as teachers to find that niche by which a child learns.
Certification, recertification National Board For Professional Teaching Standards 2007, 2013 Hoover City Schools Foundation, oral language grant, Hoover City Schools, 2013 RBC Bank, Teacher of the Year, Nominee, 2010 PTO Technology Grant, Homewood City Schools, 2007 “To Teach or Not To Teach Fairy Tales,” Under Consideration, 2007-2008 "Breakfast Club" Hoover City Schools, Foundation Grant, 2005 Alfa Teacher of the Month, 2004 Trace Crossings Teacher of the Year, Hoover City Schools, 2004 “Imagination Station,” Hoover Schools Foundation Grant, 2002 Presidential Award of Math and Science Teaching, 2000 Alabama Finalist, Presidential Award of Math and Science Teaching, 1998, 1999 Shell Science Teaching Semi-Finalist, 1999 Multi-age Math Grant, Hoover Foundation, 1997 ADECA Grant, Trace Crossings School Nature Trail, 1995 Teaching K-8, Featured, 1990 Birmingham News, Featured 1989 "Writing and the First Year Teacher," Alabama English Journal, 1989 1988-1989 Sallie Mae First Year Teacher
Teacher, Kindergarten, Trace Crossings, Hoover City Schools, 2010-20116 Teacher, Second Grade, Trace Crossings, Hoover City Schools, 2009-2010 Teacher, Title I, Trace Crossings, Hoover City Schools, 2008-2009 Assistant Principal, Hall Kent, Homewood City Schools, 2007-2008 Adjunct Professor, UAB, Birmingham Alabama, 2005-2008 Reading Coach, Trace Crossings, Hoover City Schools, 2005-2007 K-1 Teacher, Trace Crossings, Hoover City Schools, 1991-2005 Facilitator, UAB, National Board Certified Teachers, 1998-1999 ARI Facilitator, 1998-1999 ARI, “K, Concepts of Print,” “K, Reading & Writing Connection,” “K, Comprehension,” Co-Author, 1997-1998 First Grade Teacher, Pinson Elementary, Jefferson County Schools, 1989-1991 Second Grade Teacher, Hewitt Elementary, Jefferson County Schools, 1988-1989
I am married to a wonderful, kind man I married when I was 17 years old. We have been married for 33 years. I have five terrific kids, Wil 25, a graduate student at UAB, Olivia 24 is a third grade teacher, Madison 23 is an Early Childhood major at UAB, Ben 22, a Marketing major at UAB, and Maddie 13 , a 7th grader at Heritage Christian Academy. I love reading, travel and anything DISNEY! I have two precious furry babies, Bella, a dachshund and Sophie, a maltese!