I graduated from Harrison High School.
I attended College of the Ozarks, then eventually transferred to Southwest Missouri State University to complete my Bachelor of Science Degree in History and Secondary Education.
Bachelor Degree in History and Secondary Education (7-12)
I have attended several different professional developments to enhance my teaching. The courses that I have completed include U of A Social Studies & Literature enhancement, Constitutional History, and Arkansas History Music & Culture.
I have received a Picturing America grant, which provided wonderful resources for my American History classes and colleagues. I have recently been chosen to participate in the AR Teacher Fellowship Program, a collaboration between the Center for Children & Youth at the University of Arkansas, Walton Arts Center, and Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art.
This is my 4th year teaching at Valley Springs High School. I currently teach World History, Psychology and Sociology. This is my 15th year in the teaching profession.
I began as a Title I aide at Omaha, where I tutored reading to elementary students. After a year, I accepted a social studies position at Alpena, where I taught for 11 years. I have taught everything under the sun, including: Remediation(Algebra 1 &2, Geometry, 7th & 8th grade math, 7th & 9th grade English, and Biology), Contemporary American History, American History, Civics, World History, Arkansas History, World Geography, Study Skills(writing), Psychology and Sociology.
My husband and I have been married since December 30, 2000. We have a 4 year old daughter that is our sunshine. My husband, Kevin, is also a teacher. He is employed with the Harrison School District and teaches several technology classes at the O.U.R. Cooperative throughout the summer time.
I love a good suspensful movie. I am a big fan of Sci-Fi anything- Star Wars, Star Trek, Battlestar Galactica. When I have time, I like to read a good book. All Quiet on the Western Front, The Shining or anything Agatha Christie keeps me pretty content. I attempt to garden, but I think I play in the dirt more than anything else. I love finding a good bargain at yard sales or Black Friday. I won't wrestle anyone for a Tickle Me Elmo, but I do love getting a good deal!