About the Teacher

I am so glad to have the opportunity to teach you all about 2nd grade.  This is an exciting year in your education!  We will have a lot of hands-on learning with Study Buddies and Study Groups.  We are off to a great start already.

This will make my 10th year as an elementary teacher.  I have taught 1st-4th grades and this year had the opportunity to move back to 2nd grade...  This is my favorite!  I have a love for this age and can't wait to dig in.  Teaching is not just my job, it's my passion.  I have been married for over 12 years and have four of my own children at home, ages 14, 5, 3, and 9 months.  We are always doing something to help them learn, too.  My students at school are my children for the 180 days I spend with them.

I graduated from Cumberland University in Lebanon, TN in 1997.  My family moved here after I graduated and loved it, so we stayed to make it our home.  I am a member of the Smyrna Church of Christ where I also teach Bible class to the children 5 and under.  My hobbies, when I have time, are gardening, sewing, crafts, reading, and shopping for a bargain or treasure at yard sales and thrift stores.  My favorite junk food is ice cream!  I'm also kind of a "health nut", but am allergic to nuts of all sorts!  My "pet Peeves" are whining, laziness, and rudeness.