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Subjects Taught
English 9


Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Montevallo, 1985

Master's Degree in Gifted Education from the University of Alabama, 2002



2000-2001:  7th Grade English, Riverchase Middle School


2001-2005:  Gifted Resource Class & Spanish, Montevallo Middle School


2005-2009:  Gifted Education Consultant, Montevallo High School, Calera High  

                      School,Shelby County High School


2009-2010:  Gifted Resource Class, Montevallo Middle School and Calera Middle



2010-2013:  Gifted Resource Class, Montevallo Middle School


2013-Present:  Taught 8th grade reading, Public Speaking, and Web Design

                         at Jemison High School


I am a lifelong resident of the central Alabama area, having spent almost my entire life in Alabama. I graduated from Montevallo High School and the University of Montevallo, and received my Master's Degree from the University of Alabama.  Over the years, I have worked in a variety of fields, and I feel that these experiences have made me a better teacher.

My first teaching and coaching job was at Marion Military Institute in Marion Alabama.  After spending two years there, I accepted a job as the Sports Information Director at the University of Montevallo, a position I held for five years.

I then returned to teaching, working with teenagers struggling with addictions in a residential treatment facility.  While in treatment, these young people came to me on a daily basis to keep up with their school assignments, so that when they were discharged, they were not behind in their schoolwork.

Next I worked in one of the more intriguing occupations that I have experienced.  I was a natural resources purchasing agent for one of the nation's largest wood moulding manufacturers.  I was responsible for purchasing raw materials from the United States, Russia, New Zealand, Chile, Brazil, Uruguay, and Paraguay.  I was fortunate enough to travel to South America during this time, which was an experience I will never forget.

I finally returned to education eighteen years ago, teaching middle and high school students in Shelby County.  Part of that time was spend as a Gifted Education Consultant, helping high school students prepare for college and the college application process.  Along with my colleagues who held the same position at other schools in the county, I was co-author of a handbook titled, "The College Game Plan", which was written for college-bound high school students.

In 2013, I was offered the opportunity to come to Jemison High School and I immediately accepted.  Having known many members of the JHS faculty, I knew that I would enjoy working here.  After having met the rest of the faculty and members of the community, I am excited about being part of this school system and am looking forward to another great year!