It is great to be at Mannsdale! I will be teaching 3rd Grade Reading/Language Arts. I received a B.S. in Elementary Education at Louisiana State University (Geaux Tigers!), and I got my Masters at Belhaven College. I became a National Board Certified Teacher in 2001, and I recertified in 2010. This is my seventh year at Mannsdale, however I have a total of 24 years of experience. I began my teaching career in Natchez, Mississippi, where I taught for 4.5 years. After getting married, I moved to Madison, Mississippi, and began teaching in the Jackson Public School District. I worked in JPS for 10.5 years, where I was chosen twice as Spann's "Teacher of the Year," and I received the "Metro Teacher of the Year Award" in 2007. For three years I taught in Madison County School District at East Flora Elementary. I have served on the Mississippi Reading Association Board for 10 years, where I have served as secretary, Vice President, and President.
I have been married to my husband, James, for 20 years. We have one precious son, Lehmann, who is currently in ninth grade at Germantown High School. Our family would not be complete without our furry friend, Sean (cat) and Bethany (black lab).
During my free time I love to read mysteries. I am addicted to Pinterest, Coke Zero/Diet Cokes, and "Law and Order" reruns. I love watching football and cheering on my Louisiana teams, LSU and the Saints! When LSU is not playing, I cheer for my adopted Mississippi team, MSU. Go DAWGS!
It is GREAT to be a Maverick..especially at MANNSDALE!