It is great to be at Mannsdale! I will be teaching 3rd Grade Reading/Language Arts. I received a B.S. in Elementary Education at Louisiana State University (Geaux Tigers!), and I got my Masters at Belhaven College. I became a National Board Certified Teacher in 2001, and I recertified in 2010. This is my tenth year at Mannsdale, however I have a total of 28 years of experience. I began my teaching career in Natchez, Mississippi, where I taught for 4.5 years. After getting married, I moved to Madison, Mississippi, and began teaching in the Jackson Public School District. I worked in JPS for 10.5 years, where I was chosen twice as Spann's "Teacher of the Year," and I received the "Metro Teacher of the Year Award" in 2007. For three years I taught in Madison County School District at East Flora Elementary. I have served on the Mississippi Reading Association Board for 10 years, where I have served as secretary, Vice President, and President.
I have been married to my husband, James, for 23 years. We have one precious son, Lehmann, who is currently a Senior at Germantown High School. Our family would not be complete without our furry friend, Sean (cat) and Bethany (black lab).
During my free time I love to read mysteries, do arts and crafts, and gardening. I am addicted to Pinterest, Coke Zero/Diet Cokes, and "Law and Order" reruns. I love watching football and cheering on my Louisiana teams, LSU and the Saints! When LSU is not playing, I cheer for my adopted Mississippi team, MSU. Go DAWGS!
It is GREAT to be a Maverick..especially at MANNSDALE!