Phone: 828-754-6204 ext 265
Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor of Science Elementary Education (K-6) from Appalachian State University Additional certifications in: Middle School Math (7-9) Middle School Science (7-9) Middle School Social Studies (7-9) Teaching Reading (K-12) NWRESA AIG Regional Certification 2021 Gamewell Middle School Teacher of the Year
Ater graduating from Appalachian State University in 2009 with a degree in Elementary Education, I began my teaching journey. Over the past 12 years, I have taught grades K-12 in some capacity in Caldwell County. I started out substituting, which led me to become the NCVPS liaison at CASA. From there, my journey led me to the Patterson Science Center where I taught Science and STEM to K-8 students. The past 8 years have been here at Gamewell Middle School, where I have taught math, science, language arts, and social studies. In the 2020-2021 school year I taught virtually on Caldwell Connect. Also, I was Gamewell Middle School's Teacher of the Year for 2020-2021!
Favorite Educational Quote and Why
Theodore Roosevelt said "Comparison is the Thief of Joy." Everyone, especially middle school students, need to remember not to compare themselves with others as it will take away what makes them happy or brings them joy.
Why I Became an Educator
I was always the kid that loved school and wanted to share that love of learning with others. The best way to do that was to become an educator. I am an educator because I want to inspire others to become their best selves and to learn as much as possible to become successful adults.
Favorite Place in Caldwell County
The Caldwell County Public Library is one of my favorite places in Caldwell County. I have loved going to the library since I was a little girl. Now that I am a mom, I love to take my own child to discover the magic of reading! I also love the Caldwell Heritage Museum. Learning about the history of Caldwell County is awesome and their extensive knowledge about our county is amazing!
I enjoy being with my family, taking the classic cars to car shows, organizing my life with a planner and fun stickers, and binge watching shows on Netflix!