I have a B.S. in Elementary Education from David Lipscomb University and a Masters Degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Middle Tennessee State University. I have 29 years of teaching experience, 15 of which was in 3rd grade. I have two wonderful children, Jacob and Rachel. Jacob is a graduate of The University of Notre Dame, he is working on his Doctorate at the University of Michigan in Math. My daughter, Rachel, is a graduate of Central Magnet School.She is a Junior at the University of Notre Dame this fall. I love scrap-booking, reading, and painting at Faithful Strokes. We love being at the beach in Gulf Shores and occasional trips to Disney World! I really love teaching, and 3rd grade is my favorite. My goal in the classroom is to help the students learn what they need to become successful in their home, community, and school. I'm looking forward to a great year!