This is my seventh year teaching 4th grade ELA at West Side. I previously taught 1st grade and 3rd grade. I obtained my bachelors degree from Tusculum College and my masters degree from Milligan College. I am currently a doctoral students at Milligan College working on my Ed.D. in Educational Leadership.
I have been married for 31 years to my high school sweetheart, Ken. Ken is the Marketing and Industrial Services Coordinator at the Elizabethton Electric Department. We are the proud parents of two handsome young men, and one beautiful daughter-in-law. We have recently become grandparents too! In my spare time, I love to spend time with my family, participate in living history events, read, cook, paint, and travel.
Our oldest son Josh, and daughter-in-law, Shawnee live in Erwin. Josh works at Business Information Systems in Piney Flats as a Quality Assurance Coordinator. Shawnee is a Board Certified Behavioral Analyst at Tri-Cities Behavioral Therapy. This summer they became foster parents to an eight year old boy and his nine year old sister. My husband and I are blessed to be their “Tammaw” and “Kenpaw”! Josh and Shawnee are also “paw”rents to my only granddog, Maggie, and grandcat, Cricket.
Our youngest son Zac is a Lab Analyst at Eastman Chemical Company in Kingsport. He holds a bachelors degree and physics and is currently working on his second bachelors degree in chemistry. He lives on the 13 acre family farm in Watauga. He loves to cook and enjoys being a "Fun"cle to his foster niece and nephew.