Degrees and Certifications:
**Associate of Applied Arts (college transfer)---Caldwell Community College (1984)**Bachelor of Arts in Education (K-6)----Lenoir Rhyne College (1986)**Master of Arts in Education (K-6)----Western Carolina University (1993) NC Certifications:**K-6 All subjects**6-9 Language Arts**6-9 Social Studies**K-12 Academically and Intellectually Gifted Education***Highly Qualified***Years of teaching experience: 28
When I was enrolled in a private Presbyterian church kindergarten, I would come home and begin teaching my younger brother what I had learned that day. I knew that I would become a teacher when I was teaching my 3 year old brother.
I began my education with the Caldwell County School System by attending Gamewell Elementary School in grades 1-6. Then, I attended Gamewell Junior High School in grades 7-8. Finally, I finished my education in the Caldwell County School System by attending and graduating from West Caldwell High School from 1978-1982.
I attended Caldwell Community College from 1982-1984 and graduated with an Associate of Arts Degree. Next, I attended Lenoir-Rhyne College from 1984-1986 and graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education. I taught for a few years and decided to further my education by attending Western Carolina University and obtaining my Master's Degree in Education in 1993.
I enjoy reading, traveling, movies, watching sports, baton twirling, and of course, the North Carolina Mountains.
Teachers have such a broad impact on our society. Teachers have the daunting task of educating our future. Our students are the future of our country. They will become our future doctors, lawyers, politicians, police officers, fire fighters, paramedics, carpenters, contractors, plumbers, farmers, pilots, nurses, and electricians along with all the other career choices that people have today. Some of these students will even become future teachers.