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Bachelor's Degree:

BS in Elementary Education (K-6) University of North Carolina at Pembroke


5th Grade - Hawkeye Elementary, Raeford, NC

6th Grade Science - Mill Creek Elementary, Madison, AL

1st Grade - Mill Creek Elementary, Madison, AL


I have a bachelor's degree from the University of North Carolina at Pembroke. I moved to Madison in January 2013 with my family after my husband retired from the military. My family moved six times during my husband's career. We have lived in Louisiana, Kansas, Texas, Germany, North Carolina and Alabama. At each of these locations, I worked in the school system as either a volunteer, classroom mom, substitute teacher or bus driver, aide or teacher. My passion has always been to work with elementary students  to build a strong foundation for school and life. My other interests are spending time with my family, painting, cooking, shopping, organizing, and reading.

It is my goal to help your child develop a love a learning that will go beyond the classroom. I look forward to working with you to ensure, that together, we provide the best opportunities for your child to grow as a learner, explorer, and thinker!

"Whether you think you can or think you can't, you're right." ~ Henry Ford