We are many. We are one!
Happy New School Year! I'm so excited about 4th grade Math/Science, my teaching partners, Mrs. Gates and Mrs. Cunningham, and I'm especially excited to meet my new students!!!!
About the Teacher
I graduated from South Jones High School in 1983 and then attended Jones Jr. College for two years. After Jr. College, I completed my undergraduate degree in Business Administration at Ole Miss.
After Ole Miss, I married and moved to Hilton Head, South Carolina. I was there for three years before moving to Atlanta, GA. I have worked in real estate, for a manufacturing company, and also for a custom software development firm. In 1997, my beautiful daughter was born, and in 1999 we moved to Grenada, MS. I stayed home with her until she started pre-school and then I worked part-time as children’s director at First Baptist Church, Grenada.
When Claire was in 1st grade, I truly felt a spiritual calling to go back to school to become a teacher. Since I already had a degree, I only had to go for two years to get my Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education. I taught 4th and 5th grade at Grenada Upper Elementary for six years. I had multi-age classes and looping classes with some being self-contained and some with partner teachers.
In June of 2011, I moved to Ocean Springs, and my daughter decided to stay with her dad in Grenada. My husband, Darrell, and I lived there for three years where I taught 4th grade at Oak Park Elementary, 4th, 5th, and 6th grade music for one year, and then 4th grade language arts at OS Upper Elementary. We moved to Madison three years ago when I started teaching at Mannsdale.
In the past four years, I have completed my Master’s Degree and also have become National Board Certified.
My husband is a Manager at Nissan, and my daughter is a SENIOR at Ole Miss pursuing a degree to become a speech pathologist.
I am so happy to be at Mannsdale Upper Elementary! The teachers and staff are amazing, and the students make me look forward to coming to work every day. Teaching is my passion and the best job I’ve ever had!