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Bachelors Degree

University of Southern Indiana - 1989


Masters Degree - Instructional Education

Jacksonville State University - 2012



Arab Primary & Elementary Schools – Arab City Schools

 July 2010- June 2016              Teacher 2nd & 3rd Grade                Arab, AL

Little River Elementary – Durham Public Schools

July 1995- June 2004          Teacher (K-3)                       Durham, NC

Helena Elementary – Person County Schools

August 1994 - June 1995                Teacher K                  Durham, NC

Private Industry Council

January 1990 – January 1992              GED Instructor           Evansville, IN




Welcome to 3rd grade!!!  I am so excited that YOU are in my class!!  I am eager to grow and learn as a family this year!  We will learn so much from each other!  As for me, my family and I are thrilled to be back in Birmingham after recently moving from the Huntsville area. My husband, Rick, and I have one son, Phillip who is in his third year of medical school at UAB   Phillip has a fluffy “brother” named Rascal.  Rascal is our 12-year-old Shih-tzu.   You will hear a lot of funny stories about Rascal and my family throughout our year together!

This is my 19th year of teaching, and I am thrilled to be teaching at Greystone Elementary!  I previously taught in Raleigh Durham, North Carolina, where I was blessed to teach in a Duke University sponsored, A+ school with Durham Public Schools.  After teaching in N.C. for twelve years, we transferred to Alabama, where I have taught for six years in the Huntsville area.   While teaching there, I received my Master’s Degree in Instructional Leadership from Jacksonville State.   

I am so excited that you are in my class!  We will do MANY fun and exciting hands-on activities and projects!  We'll have a great year together!