I have been teaching for the past eleven years in grades K-6. I began my teaching career with first graders, and I have taught either as a resource teacher or classroom teacher in each grade from kindergarten through sixth grade. Currently I am teaching sixth grade science, and this has been my role for the past four years.
My classroom is a hands-on classroom. Through labs, games, simulations, and other activities, my students learn by experiencing.
2012-2013 Art of Collaboration Grant Recipient 2012-2013 Rowan-Salisbury Schools Common Core & Essential Standards County-Wide Trainer
My undergraduate degree is in Communications and Theatre from Lee University in Cleveland, TN, which I completed in 2000. After a search for jobs in this field, I chose to return to school to pursue a degree in Education, which was originally my major when I first started college. I returned to Lee University and completed a Master of Arts in Teaching degree in 2003.
In addition to teaching, my passion is working/traveling overseas. My husband, daughter, and I have traveled to Honduras on several occasions to work with a hospital and school. We have been able to present students with school pictures, which they have never had, as well as take cap and gown pictures to be presented to seniors at graduation. I have also had the opportunity to teach a couple English Language classes while there, which was great! In the future we hope to travel to other countries to help others in any way we can.