I graduated from the University of Montevallo with a degree in English and a minor in Biology. Later, I took more courses in English, science, and education at UAB, for I loved reading, writing and science. I taught public school seven years, private school two years, and in addition completed several long term substitute English positions in grades 6-12. I taught for four years in Georgia, which I loved, but my home is in Alabama and I am so glad to be back!
Some of my students' favorite labs involved the following: writing and performing raps; testing for acids and bases; conducting flame tests; making hydrogen balloons and exploding them; and creating powerpoint demonstrations. My future plans include completing a master's degree to enhance my students' learning.
Some of my other fun work experience included: teacher naturalist in a nature center; lab technician analyzing coal samples for sulfur; engineering records clerk; college admissions assistant; and medical office administrative assistant. However, my favorite work is teaching students.
I enjoy church activities, time with my family, and travel. I have one son, who is in college. Our pets include two cats and a dog. I like to write, and retrace steps of famous explorers such as DeSoto and John Bartram, reading about history of Alabama and identifying wild flowers and trees new to me as I go.