Degrees and Certifications:
I grew up in a United States Marine Corp family! Although I traveled to many exciting places, North Carolina is my home! I feel that growing up in a military family helps me to understand the many students I've taught over the years who also are part of military families. I am grateful to my parents for providing such an interesting childhood.
I attended the majority of my school years in Onslow County schools. I started first grade at Clyde Erwin Elementary. I even attended Bell Fork for a short period of time! I am a graduate of Jacksonville High School and East Carolina University.
I pride myself on getting to know my students and respecting them for who they are. I have had the joy and blessing of teaching many of the most wonderful children I could ever imagine. They have brought much joy to my heart and have managed to teach me many new things over the past couple of decades!! I look forward to a few more years of teaching at Bell Fork Elementary!
"The secret in education lies in respecting the student."- Ralph Waldo Emmerson
Clyde Erwin Elementary & Bell Fork Elementary-Jacksonville, NC
Pearl City Elementary- Pearl City, Hawaii
Middle School- Kadena Middle School- Okinawa, Japan
Jacksonville Junior High School- Jacksonville, NC
Eastern High School- Louisville, Kentucky
Jacksonville High School- Jacksonville, NC
East Carolina University BS & MaEd GO PIRATES!!!!
Kindergarten 6 years
Title 1 Preschool 3 years
Parent Educator 2 years
Second Grade 2 years
Third Grade 9 years
Title 1 Reading 7 years