I was born and raised in Southeastern Idaho, where I earned my Bachelor of Arts degree in Elementary Education from Boise State University, and my Master of Education degree from Idaho State University in Curriculum and Instruction. I taught 8th grade for 9 years and 4th grade for 2 years before relocating to Mississippi. My husband and I loaded up our 3 dogs, our 18 month old daughter (who is now a junior and Germantown High School), and traveled 2,000 miles before finally reaching our new home in Yazoo City. (NO, I do not miss the snow.)
Since being here, I have taught at East Flora Elementary for 4 years, Bentonia Gibbs Elementary in Yazoo County for 6 years, and Madison Crossing for 5 years. I also earned my National Teacher's Certificate in 2003, along with Teacher of the Year for East Flora Elementary and Elementary Teacher of the Year for Madison County in 2003. A few years later I was awarded Bentonia Gibbs Teacher of the Year 2008, Teacher of the Year for Bentonia Gibbs and Yazoo County 2009, and Best of Yazoo 2010.
My experiences include almost every subject, yet my love is literature and writing (And history. And science.). I am currently teaching 5th Grade English and reading in the three way block with Mrs. Edgar and Mrs. Gardner. I love teaching, and I love children. I look forward to many great years in the Madison County School District.