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3rd Grade



University of Mississippi - Bachelor of Education Degree


My very early teaching years were spent in the Kindergarten classroom. I taught 15 years with Pre-K and Kindergarten students in several Christian Schools.

In 2006, I became employed with the Desoto County School System as a 3rd grade teacher at Greenbrook Elementary School. When Hope Sullivan and Greenbrook schools merged in 2008, 3rd through 5th grades were moved to Southaven Intermediate School. While at SIS, I have taught both 3rd and 4th grades. This will be my 13th year teaching for Desoto County Schools.


In 1969, I moved to Southaven and attended Desoto County Schools (Hope Sullivan Elementary & Southaven Junior High). I graduated from Southaven High School in 1980 and also from the University of Mississippi (Ole Miss) with a Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education.                                      


I have 3 grown children: Sharilyn, Jonathan, and Stephanie, and FIVE beautiful grandchildren who call me "Neenie".

Emma-Grace is a 7th grader at Southaven Middle School. Jaylon is a 4th grader here at Southaven Intermediate School. Katie-Marie is in 1st grade at Greenbrook Elementary School. Marley is in Kindergarten at Hope Sullivan Elementary School. Maysie is a just a baby and stays home with her mommie!


In addition to my 'people' family, I have furry family members. "Coco" is an adorable "Chia-poo" (toy poodle/chihuahua). I 'inherited' him when my mother had to be put in an assisted living home. "Binkie" is a beautiful Yorkie that was abandoned by his owner, that I happily adopted as my own. My two boys (dogs) are definitely a huge part of my family life.

My home also has feathery family members! They are my cockatiels, Peaches, Malibu, and Cricket. Lots of shrills, screeches, whistling, singing, and chirping going on during the day, but I love it!


This-n-that information........

Birthday ~ March 28th                   

Color ~ I like all of the primary colors!

Activities: Most of my free time is spent with my grandchildren and taking care of my mother (Dementia) who is now in an assisted living home. I also enjoy taking my dogs for walks in the evenings and swimming at the DAC (Desoto Athletic Club).

Hobbies: I collect Build a Bear teddy bears/animals. I have over 100 at this time! Of course, I have lots and lots of clothes for them as well. My grandchildren love to play with all of them! I also collect other various toys, games, books, etc... My favorite place to shop is the Goodwill Outlet in Hernando. You never know what you will find!

Favorite Things: Two of my most favorite things are plants and flowers. I love hanging baskets, vases, pots, etc....anything to do with plants and flowers.

"To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow."

"Every child is a different kind of flower, and all together, make this world a beautiful garden."

"Teachers plant the seeds of knowledge that last a lifetime."


Proverbs 22:6 (New International Version)

"Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it."