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I have a Bachelors' Degree from the University of Tennessee
at Chattanooga with a major in Early Childhood and Family Studies and 
certification in Pre-K thru 5.
 My Masters Degree is also from UTC with an emphasis in Elementary
Education and a 
Gifted Endorsement from RESA.

  • Began in October 1986 as a paraprofessional in the old RES on 

    Tennessee St. in Ringgold-(what is now part of RMS:)
  • As a parent, I became involved in PTO as secretary, Room mom                                           for my children and volunteered like many parents today.
  • Fall 1989, I started Dalton College (before it was Dalton State).
  • Transferred to UTC to complete degree and student teach. 
  • Continued to work at RES and then RPS as a parapro and                                                  substitute teacher until I received a Bachelors Degree.
  • Upon having my own class, I began working on my Masters in                                  Elementary Ed. with many of the teachers here at RPS---we had a blast!
  • Loving 1st grade, I then received a Gifted Endorsement                                                         from RESA.
  • I looped with the 1st grade 2011-2012 class and taught                                                  gifted as a Cluster Model for 2 years and now here we                                                          are as a school family in Gifted Resource K/1st and 2nd!



My husband, Stuart and I live in Ringgold. 
We have three
children, a son in law, 2 daughters in law,
five grandboys and
two granddaughters.
I absolutely LOVE family time!!!
I LOVE to read, travel, piddle with plants, flowers AND 
anything outdoors.
I love being southern and I'm thankful to be from Georgia!!!