Experience...This is my 1st year teaching at LES, however, I have been a teacher for the past 18 years in St. Clair County. I am very excited to be starting my 19th year teaching and my 14th year teaching 5th graders! History is my favorite subject so I am super excited that I will be teaching Social Studies to everyone in 5th grade...we will have a great time learning together!
BIO...I moved to Moody 20 years ago and my 2 children, Stacia (26) and Blake (24), grew up there and attended Moody Schools, graduating in 2008 and 2010. I still live there now with my husband, Barry, a retired United States Air Force Major/Nurse and current training consultant for Nuance Communications. We have 2 dogs, Dee Dee and Jamey, and a cat, Harley. Our children are all grown, however, Blake lives with us part-time and in Auburn when school is in session. He is a junior, majoring in business, after serving in the USAF for 3 years. Stacia is a 1st grade teacher at Moody Elementary and is the mom of 2 of our grands, Khloe (4) and Kendall (3). My step-daughter, Ericca, lives in Moody in a neighborhood very close to us, and is a safety coordinator for a company in Alabaster. My step-son, Justin, is a master mechanic for a dealership in Mobile, and he is the dad of the other 3 grands, Gabi (16), Gavin (7), and Gwendylan (8 months). We visit with them as often as possible. Other than playing with the grands, we enjoy swimming, shopping, and attending Auburn football games when we get the chance.
EDUCATION... I grew up in Leeds and attended Leeds Schools all the way through, graduating in 1983...Roll Green Wave!!! I graduated from Birmingham-Southern College with a Bachelor's Degree in Education...concentration in Elementary and Early Childhood. Go Panthers!!! I also earned a Master's Degree from the University of Alabama at Birmingham...Go Blazers!!! Education is very important to me and while the college I choose to support in sports is Auburn University (my daughter is a graduate and my son attends Auburn now)...War Eagle!!!, I am a huge fan of ANY college!
My Class Wish List: index cards, dry erase markers, highlighters