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Education

B.S. Human Development and Family Studies, 2002
Auburn University, Auburn, AL

M.A. Elementary Education, 2006
University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham AL

 



Experience

2006-2018    
3rd Grade Teacher, Rocky Ridge Elementary

2003-2005   
Children's Harbor Activities Coordinator

2001-2003     
Lead teacher, BeKare Child Development Center                      

                                                                         

 



Bio

I began my teaching career in Elementary Education, teaching 3rd grade at Rocky Ridge Elementary School 12 years ago.  Teaching is a passion for me and a career I imagined myself doing since I was a child.  It is my belief, that every child should have the opportunity to come to school every day and learn something new!

I began my education at Auburn University and received a degree in Human Development and Family Studies.  After graduation, I tested and became a Certified Child Life Specialist.  While working as a Lead Teacher at BeKare Child Development Center, I was asked to  join Children's Harbor, with whom I had volunteered throughout college, as the Activities Coordinator at the Family Center attached to Children's Hospital.  I was able to plan and implement activities for critically and terminally ill children.  It was an extremely rewarding experience for me.  It was during this experience that I recognized the importance of furthering my education while I had the opportunity.  At this time, I returned to school to receive my Masters Degree in Education. I was fortunate enough to do my student teaching at Rocky Ridge Elementary and have been happy here ever since!

I am married to Stephen, who is a Firefighter and have two beautiful daughters, Abigail and Avery. We love to spend time outdoors as much as possible especially anything to do with being on the water!