Degrees and Certifications:
BS: Elementary Education / Early Childhood Education M.Ed: Reading Consultant Certified Literacy Teacher Fully Trained Reading Recovery Teacher Endorsements: Read to Succeed Literacy Teacher Read to Succeed Literacy Coach
I am a native of Aiken County. I graduated from Aiken High School. After graduating, I attended Charleston Southern University for my BS and then the Citadel for graduate school. As my career progressed, I studied lteracy instruction and analysis at the University of South Carolina. I have taught 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th grades in the regular classroom. I am a reading specialist and have worked in five state initiatives to improve literacy in our state. I had the opportunity to serve as a regional consultant for Scholastic, Inc. and Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. In these positions I worked in the area of literacy intervention for grades 4K - high school. I am fortunate to be able to be back in Aiken and working in a fantastic school. Each day is fun at work if you do what you love. Teaching is my passion and observing my students learn and grow gives me great happiness. Some of my activities outside of school include spending time with family, photography, reading, renovating homes, traveling, finding great restaurants and trying new recipes.