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5th Grade


I graduated with a Bachelor of Science Education degree from the University of Central Arkansas in 1991.


This is my 23rd year to be a classroom teacher.  I started my career in Arkansas before moving to Mississippi. I have taught grades 1-5, and 5th grade is my favorite grade to teach.


I graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Education degree from the University of Central Arkansas in Conway, Arkansas.  This is my 23rd year of teaching. I have taught grades 1-5 over the years, with 5th grade being my favorite.  I have taught all subjects in self-contained and departmentalized classrooms. I taught in Arkansas before moving to DeSoto County. This is my 14th year to teach in DeSoto County.    

My husband, Dave, is the jr. high principal in Wynne, Arkansas.  I have two daughters, Ashtyn and Maggie.  Ashtyn is 22 and is a junior at Ole Miss. She is majoring in Elementary Education and is an assistant here at Southaven Intermediate School. Maggie is 12 and is in 6th grade at the Southaven Middle School. She plays soccer and loves pinterest, musically, and instagram.

I am a christian and attend Life Fellowship Church in Southaven. 
It is a growing church, with locations in Southaven, Horn Lake/Walls, Olive Branch.

We have a dog named Tillie. She is a beagle/dachshund mutt who loves to chase rabbits around our backyard. 

I was born on Guam when my dad was stationed there in the Air Force.  My family lived in Estes Park, Colorado, where I went to Kg and 1st grade.  I knew in Kg that I wanted to be a teacher because I loved school so much.  We moved to Arkansas in 1976, and I grew up on a 200-acre farm in Everton, Arkansas.  I have two older brothers; one who is a pilot who flies for Southwest and lives in Indiana, and the other who works in the plastic industry and lives in northern Arkansas. My dad lives near Bull Shoals Lake in Oakland, Arkansas.

When I have free time, I love to read.  I also like Pinterest, scrapbooking, gardening, watching NFL football, (Go Redskins, Packers, and Steelers!), watching St. Louis Cardinal baseball, and the Memphis Grizzlies.  Being outside in nature and gardening are some of my favorite things to do.


Some of my favorite TV shows are When Calls the HeartOnce Upon a Time, America Ninja Warrior, Fixer UpperDuck Dynasty, Extreme Home Makeover, The Middle,  and Blue Bloods. I mostly listen to contemporary christian music (KLove).


Some of my favorite movies are: It's a Wonderful Life, Hope Floats, Sweet Home AlabamaWon't Back Down, The Fifth Quarter, Dangerous Minds, Freedom Writers, A Good Lie, Major Payne, The Sound of Music, House Guest, The Hunger Games, and Divergent.