Welcome to 5th grade! I am looking forward to a great year!!!!
About the Teacher
"Tell me and I'll forget; show me and I may remember; involve me and I'll understand."
I have 10 years of teaching experience. After graduating from Mississippi College in 2000, I taught 4th grade for one semester in Jackson Public Schools. I then, married and moved to Los Angeles, California, where I taught for 3 years. While in Los Angeles, I taught honors and gifted English, Ancient History, and was also fortunate enough to advise the yearbook class. After my husband graduated from law school in Los Angeles, we moved to Tampa, Florida. In Florida, I taught middle school for three years. When my children, Emerson and Reese, arrived I put teaching on hold for two years. This will be my fifth year back as a teacher at Madison Crossing. I can't say enough about my experience here. I love my job and look forward to coming to work everyday. For me, there is no greater reward than teaching. My job is to teach; but my passion is to inspire, to reach young minds, to challenge students beyond what they think is possible. Thanks for allowing me to be apart of your year. It will be a great one.
Favorite Movies: Dead Poets Society, Dangerous Minds, Lean on Me, Field of Dreams, School of Rock
Favorite Children's Books: The Giver by Lois Lowry, Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech, The Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins, Divergent & Insurgent by Veronica Roth
Favorite Adult Books: Homesick by Sela Ward, As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner, The Read Aloud Handbook by Jim Trelease, and The Help by Kathryn Stockett
Favorite Hobbies: Helping my daughters, Emerson (5) and Reese (4), memorize Bible verses and learn to love reading; Organizing; Reading; Spending time with family and friends; Photography
Favorite Subject: Reading, writing. and grammar