I have worked in public education for 15 years. I started my career as a 4th grade teacher at Thornton Elementary in Newton, North Carolina. I mainly taught math in 4th and 5th grade for 11 years. Also, during that time I had the opportunity to coach basketball at Newton-Conover High School. When I left coaching, I worked toward my administration degree. I have had the privilege of being an Assistant Principal at Claremont Elementary and now Blackburn Elementary.
B.S. Elementary Education, Appalachian State University
M.A. Elementary Education, Appalachian State University
M.A. School Administration, Gardner-Webb University
Why I Became an Educator
I knew I wanted to be a teacher after my 8th grade year of middle school. I had a fantastic social studies teacher who made learning so fun and interesting. I saw how much influence he had on making a difference in young peoples' lives, that I wanted to be just like him.
My favorite activity is playing with my 3 year old. We love to be outside, watch movies, and go to the mountains.
Catawba County has been my home for most of my life. My family is here, and I wanted to be a part of a school system that embraces the past, present, and future.