8th Grade Reading Teacher
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McBrien Elementary

East Ridge Junior High

East Ridge High School

UTC - undergraduate degree in Early Childhood Education and Elementary Education

Trevecca - masters degree in Administration and Supervision




Snow Hill Elementary - Grades 1-4

East Ridge Middle  - Grades 7 & 8 (Asst. Softball Coach, Asst. Soccer Coach, Asst. Volleyball Coach, Track Coach, Team Leader, Yearbook Sponsor, Leadership Committee)

Ooltewah Intermediate Grade 4

Apison Elementary Grade 4 (Grade Chair)

East Ridge Middle Grades 6 & 8 (Track Coach, Asst. Basketball Coach, Team Leader, Leadership Committee)

I am the Coordinator for Homework Hotline and I work there on Wednesday evenings.


I attended McBrien Elementary, East Ridge Junior High, and graduated from East Ridge High School.  Throughout college, all my classes were geared toward teaching middle school.  However, the only job I could find in 1983 was first grade.  As I worked my way through the school system I ended up teaching almost every grade, first through eighth, on my way to where I wanted to stay.  Seventeen of those years have been at East Ridge Middle School.  The 2015-2016 year marks my thirty-third year.   

Having lived in East Ridge since the second grade, I feel a loyalty to this community.  I am glad to be teaching at East Ridge Middle.  I love this community and enjoy these students. 

My hobbies are reading, sewing, swimming, traveling, and exercising.  Now that both of my knees have been replaced, I am able to pick the last two back up.

I have 5 grandchildren.