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Spring 2017

Belhaven University--Jackson, MS

Fall 2006- Graduated May 2009  -Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education, with endorsements in Reading (7-12) and English (K-12)

Kappa Delta Epsilon—Honorary Teacher Fraternity, Vice President and Secretary;  

Excellence in Teaching Award and Technology Award for 2009 BU School of Education’s graduating class; 

Hinds Community College--Raymond, MS

Fall 2005- Spring 2006

Phi Theta Kappa—Honor Society;

Psi Beta—Psychology Honor Society



Experience

2017-present
K-5 STEAM Educator and Intervention Teacher

2010-2017
Fourth and Fifth Grade Teacher, Rocky Ridge Elementary
Hoover City Schools

2009
Third Grade Teacher, Pecan Park Elementary School
Jackson, MS              

Spring 2009
Student Teacher-5th Grade Gifted Mathematics, Power APAC Jackson Public Schools
Jackson, MS         

 



Bio

This is my nineth year teaching elementary school, and this is my seventh year at Rocky Ridge Elementary.  I am pumped to reach all of our students in their exploration into STEAM fields as I start educating K-5! STEAM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics.  

I am currently serving on the following committees at RRES: Problem Solving Team (PST), Recycling, and Yearbook.  This year I have been asked to serve my fellow teachers as a Technology Facilitator.  I am also the founder and co-advisor for the National Elementary Honor Society Rocky Ridge Chapter. I have established a Boys Who Read club with Mr. Daniel Schaeffel (4th grade teacher), and started a Girls Who Code club. I am also involved in the Girl Power running club on Fridays after school. My GEMS (Girls Engaged in Math and Science) group will be going to the Hoover GEMS Expo this January! 

I was awarded the Rocky Ridge 2014-2015 Teacher of the Year and our coveted Patricia Watson Award! It was a huge honor to be nominated and elected by my peers for such a prestigious award.