Degrees and Certifications:
M.A. in Gifted and Talented Education - Samford University M.A. in Elementary Education - UAB B.S. in Psychology with Honors - UAB Middle School Science 4 - 8 - certification
My husband (David) and I have called Hartselle home for over 30 years, and our 3 sons went to school in the Hartselle school system. It is exciting to be teaching here in the Hartselle system where the parents and community are so focused on educating the whole student. After attending college at Calhoun, UAB, the University of Alabama and Samford, I received degrees of B.S. in Psychology, M.A. in Elementary Education, and M.A. in Gifted and Talented Education. I also have certification in middle school science.
There's nowhere I'd rather be in my free time than in the great outdoors playing tennis or landscaping in my garden. DIY projects abound at my house from tiling to creating an outdoor pond to building with pallets. Several times I have been on mission trips: 3 times to Guatemala, once to Rwanda, but the most amazing experience I've had was spending 2 weeks in the Amazon Rainforest on a mission trip where we slept outside in hammocks and bathed in the Rio Negra.
As an educator, I want to instill in my students a sense of wonder regarding this amazing planet we live on and the people in it. My goal is to help students embrace a love of learning, a commitment to doing their best, and attempt to make the world a better place (even in a small way).