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I am happy to return to Granite Falls Middle this year. I grew up just outside of town. My family has been in this area since you rode to town in a wagon drawn by a horse - or for generations. Most of my family has attended this school as a high school since the 1940's or as a middle school since the 70's.
This is my 12th year as a teacher. I have been in Caldwell County Schools for nine years. Teaching is my second career. I was in the accounting field for almost 20 years prior to returning to college to complete my degree in education. I have a Bachelor of Science Degree in Middle Grades Education from Applachian State University and Academically Gifted Education certification from UNC Charlotte. I love teaching and only wish I had started years earlier.
I love to read - anything. I encourage students to read as much as possible. I am a lifelong learner and encourage students to always be learning something.
My favorite quote is "I don't need easy, I just need possible." from Wonder by RJ Palacio.