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About Me

I have lived in Hartselle my entire life!  I married my junior high sweetheart, Chris Hines, in 2006.  We have a compassionate and spunky daughter named Marlee and the cutest little dog who Marlee named Tiny!  I love spending time with my family.  I also enjoy traveling, hiking, and exploring our beautiful country.  You can see some of my travels in my photos below!  

I am a third generation teacher with many family members in the education field.  Since I was a little girl, I have never thought of doing anything else other than teach.  I graduated from Athens State University in 2006 with my bachelor's degree in Elementary Education.  I received my master's degree in Library Media in 2010 from the University of West Alabama.  After teaching several long leaves of absence, I decided to stay home with my daughter while she was young.  During that time, I started a preschool / mother's day out program at my church.  In 2018, I began teaching second grade at Crestline, the elementary school that I went to many years ago!  I transitioned into the role of Crestline's librarian in 2022.  I enjoy instilling the love of books into all of our students!