I absolutely love teaching. This is my sixth year at the same elementary school, but I have previously taught middle school science, math, and social studies. I have been the science specialist at a local charter school and have also been an adjunct professor at Warren Wilson College. I hold a Masters degree in Science Education as well as a B.S. degree in Environmental Science. I am certified in middle grades math, science, social studies, and elementary education. I am currently working on my National Board Certification. I worked in the environmental regulatory field for over seven years before becoming a teacher.
I always believe in my heart that each class I have is truly the best. I strive to find new ways to reach them and have found that students in upper elementary and in middle grades strive when learning through movement. Plays and mini skits have worked wonders for my students to retain difficult science, social studies, and math concepts.
I was honored to be the WLOS Thanks To Teachers Teacher of the Week in 2015. Go to WLOS.com and check me out.
I worked my way through school at UNCA as an environmental science major. I then worked as an environmental chemist for over 7 years before becoming a teacher. I earned my MAT in Science Education from WCU. I have worked as a teacher since 2002.
I am married to a high school administrator and we adopted two wonderful active boys who are the loves of our life.