Dear Parents and Students,
I'm so excited to be your 8th grade Language Arts teacher for the 2021-2022 school year. This is my 29th year in education. Twenty-one of those years were spent as a classroom teacher, and seven years were spent as an assistant principal. This is my 9th year to be at MMS as an ELA teacher. I am also the yearbook sponsor. I've been very blessed to be in every position that I've held.
I am a graduate of Mississippi College, where I earned my BS.Ed and M.Ed in Education(NBPTS was somewhere in between). In 2004, I earned an Ed.S in Educational Leadership from Mississippi College. In November 2010, I recertified with the National Board for Professional Standards, and in December 2015, I completed my Doctorate in Educational Leadership from Mississippi College. I'm in the process of recertifying with NBPTS and hope to hear good news in December. I love to learn and push myself to be the best for my students and want my students to set high expectations for themselves as well.
Although reared in the city, I'm now a "country girl" with Easter Egger (ლ ')> s and three [ ' ᴥ' ]ies (all rescues except for the chicks). Other than teaching, I enjoy reading, listening to music(K-Love, 2Cellos, & Adam Ben Ezra are THE BEST!!!), biking(when my husband forces me to), and spending time with my family(family movies are our favorites). Our family vacations usually include white water rafting or spelunking. Some of my weaknesses are chi tea lattes and dark chocolate. I've been married 34 years and have three daughters, aged 27, 22, and 18.
This year will be exciting and jam packed with new learning experiences for you AND me!!! I'm thrilled I'll be with you to enjoy them and look forward to learning from you as well. Please don't hesitate to email or call me with any questions, and I'll respond to your email or phone call the minute I can. Assignments are updated on Canvas regularly, so please check often. I'll also be sending home information on how to join my class Remind.