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Educational Leadership Endorsement, University of Idaho, Boise, ID                                     2012 –


M.A.  Education, Tusculum College, Greenville, TN                                                             2002

Concentration: Education, K-12


B.A.  Education, Eastern Washington University, Cheney, WA                                               1995

Major:  Reading    Minor:  Early Childhood Education



2013-2014   Bess T.  Shepherd Elementary School, Grade 1, Chattanooga, TN                                                

2012-2013   Chattanooga School for the Arts and Sciences, Grade 3, Chattanooga, TN                                                        

2006-2012   Meridian School District, Meridian, ID, Grades 2 and 6

2002-2006   National Paideia Center, Faculty Member                                                         

1999-2006   Barger Academy of Fine Arts Magnet School, Chattanooga, TN, Grades 1 and 3                       

1998-1999   Clark County Schools, Las Vegas, NV, Grade 3                                                                    

1996-1998   Ft. Worth Independent Schools, Fort Worth, TX, Grade 6                                                      


What a wonderful year we are about to embark on....Kindergarten!  I am thrilled to be spending this year with your child, and it is a privilege to welcome them to CSAS.  This year marks my 19th year of teaching.  Wow!  I love what I do, and I'm especially excited to be in a school that practices the educational philosophy of Paideia. 

Here are a few things you might like to know about me...

* I am married to this wonderful guy...Robert...he keeps the technology going in our classroom!  

*I love my dog, Hailey...she is the smartest dog ever, but I might be a bit biased!

* When I'm not at school, I enjoy reading, gardening, hiking, testing out new recipes found on Pinterest, reading, going to movies, visiting friends and family in the Pacific Northwest, and reading.  Also, I love tv and I'm not ashamed to admit it!  Did I mention I love reading?

I look forward to getting to know your family this year!