Degrees and Certifications:
- National Board Certification in Gifted Education
- Samford University- Gifted Education Specialist certification
- Jacksonville State University- BS & MS Elementary Education
- Gifted Specialist and teacher, Mill Creek Elementary 2009 to present
- Enrichment Teacher, Decatur City Schools in Decatur, Alabama 2 yr.
- 5th Grade Teacher, Tarrant Middle School in Birmingham, Alabama 4 yr.
- 4th Grade Teacher, Wilkes Academy in Sherwood, Arkansas 1 yr.
When I decided to return to teaching after a long hiatus to raise my children, I chose to pursue certification and a position in gifted education. Both of my sons were gifted students, and I saw firsthand as a parent the benefits of a gifted education program in meeting their special needs. Working with our academically gifted students at Mill Creek is a joy and a challenge. My job surprises and delights me daily.