All About Me

       My passion is creating lifelong learners!  The best way to do this is by creating bookworms.  If I can ignite the fire for reading in my students, I feel successful.
      I graduated from NCSU with a Bachelor of Arts in Communications specializing in communication disorders.  My journey then took me to UNCG where I graduated with a Masters in Elementary Education.  In 2004, I received my National Board Certification.  I recently returned to school to add an Administration Certification to my license.  I am satisfied with my schooling for now.  I someday dream of pursuing a PH.D in Curriculum and Instruction.
      I enjoy learning with others through Professional Learning Communities where we read and discuss professional literature.  I always have a list of books I am ready to dive into independently or with colleagues.  My teaching continues to be transformed daily as I continue my learning.
         I have taught in Wayne County Public Schools for 14 years.  Through these years, I have had a variety of experiences.  I have taught Kindergarten, First, Second and Third Grades.  I had the opportunity of being and Instructional Consultation Facilitator at my school for 2 and ½ years.  My variety of positions has truly shaped me into a reflective educator.  I am presently teaching first grade.  This is my 7th year teaching first grade.  It has to be my favorite.  The transformation from nonreaders to readers is incredibly amazing to watch.
    I am married to my best friend and best supporter, John.  We have 2 creative boys, Avery age 10 and Worth age 7.  Our home is filled with books, animals and critters.  I refer to my home as BEST ZOO.  We presently have 2 dogs, 2 cats, 1 hamster and 1 water dragon.  Believe it or not our zoo is low in animals at this time.  Thankfully for me!!
   My boys love science: critters and nature.  I am quickly growing to love critters too. In the spring and summer, we always have new critters to explore and learn about.  In our busy, crazy life I stop and treasure this journey.  I can’t imagine my life any other way.  I am blessed in so many ways.  Thanks for taking the time to learn about me.  I would love to learn about you!


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