I decided I wanted to be a teacher in 7th grade! I grew up in Michigan and moved to Georgia right after high school. After graduating from Kennesaw State University in 2001, I started my teaching career as a 7th grade reading teacher at E.T. Booth. In 2004 I earned a master's degree in Adolescent English Education. I was the E.T. Booth Teacher of the Year for 2005 - 2006. I also served as the reading department chair for several years. I have always had a passion for nutrition and cooking, so in 2014 I earned my certification in Family and Consumer Science and began teaching this very important life skills class. I recently earned a specialist degree in Curriculum and Instruction. I'm also the department chair for connections and the 4-H sponsor. I live in Towne Lake and have two children who attend Bascomb Elementary.