I have always lived in Dickson County, with the exception of
my college years. I graduated from Dickson County High School and Martin
Methodist College. I started teaching at Creek Wood High School in 2005, and I
moved to New Directions Academy in 2009. I have been teaching English to grades
6-8 at NDA ever since. In my free time I like to knit and watch knitting videos
on YouTube. My favorites are The Fat Squirrel Speaks, The Bakery Bears, and
Stranded Dyeworks Podcast. I enjoy reading, and one of my favorite authors is
Cathy Lamb. When I choose texts for my classes, I try to pick ones I think my
students will be interested in. Part of the challenge in getting students to
become readers is putting the right books in their hands at the right time.
I earned my Bachelor's degree from East Tennessee State University. Later, I earned my Master’s degree in educational leadership from Lipscomb University. I have taught in the Dickson County school system for 21 years. I have mainly taught middle school science and social studies in those 21 years. I am married with four children and one granddaughter. I love teaching. Having former students come up to me and thank me for believing in them is very rewarding. I believe that all students can learn no matter what their circumstances are. I am very excited about this new chapter in my teaching career.