I received a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education and Kindergarten Endorsement from Ball State University, Class of 1998. The 2020-21 school year will be the start of my 22nd year in Elementary Education. I taught 5th grade and Kindergarten at Suder Elementary and Kindergarten at Lake City Elementary starting in 1999 within the Clayton County School System. In 2002, I started teaching Kindergarten at New Manchester Elementary. I moved to 1st grade in 2012 at New Manchester Elementary within the Douglas County School System. This year is my 5th year with Carroll County Schools at Glanton-Hindsman Elementary, where I have taught 1st and 2nd grade. I live in the Villa Rica community with my husband, Keith, and son Levi. Levi is in 7th grade. We love to do things as a family. We love to watch sports, go to football and baseball games and spend as much time together as we can. Our family is involved with the local Upward Sports program in Villa Rica. My favorite thing about living and working in Villa Rica is that I get to call my students and coworkers family!