Bachelor's Degree in Education (English and Social Studies) - Texas A&M University-Texarkana
Master's Degree in Educational Leadership - Harding University
Educational Specialist-Curriculum Program Director degree - Arkansas State University
Certified to teach secondary English/Language Arts and Oral Communications in Arkansas
Advanced Placement Summer Institute - 2004, 2009, 2014
SREB training for Transitional Literacy - 2015
College courses in curriculum, gifted and talented education, educational leadership, school law and ethics, and instructional excellence
I have been teaching at NHS since 1997; this is my twentieth year at NHS.
I teach 12th grade English and 11th grade English. I am also the ACT Test Center Supervisor for Nashville schools, and I teach English in our summer ACT prep program, as well as oversee the program. I also serve as the Literacy Department chairperson.
I taught at Blevins High School from 1992-1997. I taught English in grades 8, 10, 11, and 12. I taught Oral Communications in grades 9-12 and also taught gifted and talented in grades 3-12.
I am the proud mother of two children: Hunter, a 2013 NHS graduate, and Hope, a 2015 NHS graduate. Hunter graduated from UA-Cossatot in December 2016 with a Technical Certification in Industrial Technology. Hope is a student at UA Community College – Hope, pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Nursing.
I love to hunt with my son and my father. I love to cook and bake and do home improvement DIY projects. I enjoy reading, working crossword puzzles, yard work, boating at Lake Greeson, and watching true crime TV shows. I'm also an avid Scrapper fan and go to games year round. I love teaching at my alma mater, and I thoroughly enjoy my job!