I am a native of Philadelphia. I attended PES, K-8th grade. I graduated from Loudon High School, and then I continued on to Roane State Community College. I graduated from Tennessee Technological University with a bachelor's degree in education. I later followed up with my master's degree and education specialist's degree from Lincoln Memorial University. I have spent the last 26 years teaching at PES. It's the only school I have ever worked in. I spent my first 4 years teaching 4th grade. The next 4 years I was the Title I reading teacher. The last 18 years have been spent in 7th and 8th grades teaching reading and language arts.
I have been married to my husband, Rich, since 2004. We have one dachshund, and we just got a labradoodle puppy this summer!!