After growing up in Florence, SC, I attended College of Charleston for two years before returning home to finish my Bachelor's Degree at Francis Marion University. Upon my graduation, my family and I relocated upstate to the small city of Due West. A couple of years ago, we moved a short distance down the road to Honea Path.
After a year of substitute teaching in Abbeville County , I was hired to teach 7th grade English Language Arts, and later Math, at McCormick Middle School. Four years later, I was moved to 5th grade. After teaching 5th grade for 15 years, I was moved to 4th grade. Two years later I returned to my 5th grade as the English Language Arts teacher.
During my third and fourth years teaching, I attained my Master's in Elementary Education from Lander University as well as becoming National Board Certified in Early Adolescents in English Language Arts. I recently added Middle Level English Language Arts as an area of certification, as well as a Gifted and Talented endorsement.
I am currently in my 24th year of teaching--all in the McCormick School District.
My husband David and I celebrated our 26th wedding anniversary last summer and I am the proud mother of Alex, who is currently a junior at McCormick High School.