Dear Parents and Students,
I'm so excited to be your 8th grade Language Arts teacher for the 2019-2020 school year. This is my 27th year in education. Nineteen of those years were spent as a classroom teacher, and seven years were spent as an assistant principal. This is my 7th year to be at MMS as an ELA teacher. I am also the yearbook sponsor. I've been very blessed to be in every position that I've held.
I am a graduate of Mississippi College, where I earned my BS.Ed and M.Ed in Education(NBPTS was somewhere in between). In 2004, I earned an Ed.S in Educational Leadership from Mississippi College. In November 2010, I recertified with the National Board for Professional Standards, and in December 2015, I completed my Doctorate in Educational Leadership from Mississippi College. I love to learn and want my students to love learning, as well.
Although reared in the city, I'm now a "country girl" with Easter Egger (ლ ')> s, a (=^_^=), and three [ ' ᴥ' ]ies (all rescues except for the chicks). Other than teaching, I enjoy reading, listening to music(K-Love, 2Cellos, & Adam Ben Ezra are THE BEST!!!), biking(when my husband forces me to), and spending time with my family(family movies are our favorites). Our family vacations usually include white water rafting or spelunking. Some of my weaknesses are chi tea lattes and dark chocolate. I've been married 32 years and have three daughters, aged 25, 20, and 16.
This year will be exciting and jam packed with new learning experiences for you AND me!!! I'm thrilled I'll be with you to enjoy them and look forward to learning from you as well. Please don't hesitate to email or call me with any questions, and I'll respond to your email or phone call the minute I can. Assignments are updated on this webpage regularly, so please check it often.