A Little about "ME"
On a personal Level:
I have been married to the same man going for 16 years, he is a Project Coordinator for a local architectural firm. His name is Ken and he is very interersted in Mountain biking and recently was named an Ambassador for KTM Mountain Bikes, he also serves on the National Mountain Bike Patrol.
I am a mother of 6, 3 boys and 3 girls. My oldest, Cole is about tofinish his serice in the United States Marine Corp, and my youngest son, Macon is about to leave for Paris Island in November of 2016. My middle son, Olin has graduated high school and is working his way up as a mechanic in South Georgia at a reputable car dealership and is enjoying every minute of it. I have two daughters both graduating from college this year. My oldest, Kylie from Young Harris, she has played Division 2 soccer with them for four years and will have a History Degree. My middle daughter, Ainsley will graduate from Georgia Southern where she has marched in Southern Pride Marching Band four years and will have a double major in Early Childhood Education and Special Education. My youngest daughter, Kasey is currently in eighth grade at EPMS. Kasey loves basketball and is a 1st degree Blackbelt and part of her Do Jo's Demo Team.
I also have 2 dogs, Bandit and Buttons, and 4 cats, Xena, Buster, Mini and Shadow, all very spoiled rotten.
On a Professional Level:
I am a Registered Nurse of 22 years, who specializes in Psychiatric Nursing. I am Certified in Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Nursing. My background has been predominately youth detention and intensive inpatient psychiatric nursing. I am a Qualified Mental Health Professional and worked as a Designated Health Authority for the Department of Juvenile Justice for 10 years serving the youth of Georgia. I have also worked in the intensive psychiatric setting for over 10 years working my way up to be the Nurse Manager of the first mental health hospital to open its doors in Georgia in over 25 years. I also have experience in drug rehabilitation settings, partial hospitalization, and home health. Most of my background was centered around serving and working with troubled youth, however, I have had experience with all age groups to include adult and geriatrics.
This is my 4th year teaching at Paulding County High School, and my 3rd year in the Magnet Program with the Academy of Science, Research and Medicine. I am very blessed to be surrounded by the amazing teachers and students at our school. We have an incredible Leader in Mr. Wilcox and his Administrative Staff here at PCHS. I am looking forward to an equally incredible 2016-2017 school year!!!
My Promise Statement
“My focus will be to prepare my students for
Life after High School." I will do this by empowering my
students to be successful lifelong learners who are passionate about their career,
education and giving back to their communities.”
I am a Proud Graduate from & am currently Working on my
Masters’ Degree at