Degrees and Certifications:
Experience: This is my first year in my own classroom but I have been working with kids for many years in a variety of settings. I graduated from Appalachian State University in December 2021 with my bachelors in Social Studies Education. While in Boone, I worked at Parkway School, student taught at Watauga High School, and was a Children's Director at a local church. I also worked in an afterschool program and as a Children's program intern in Florida, where I grew up.
Favorite Educational Quote and Why:"The more you know about the past, the better prepared you are for the future" - Teddy Roosevelt.
One of my passions is history and I want to make sure students understand that there is so much to learn from the past. The past doesn't define us but we can look back and learn how to change the cycle of what we don't want the future to look like, both in our personal lives and in the broader sense.
Why I Became An Educator: I have wanted to be a teacher since I was in elementary school. It has always been a passion of mine to inspire and support the next generation. I want to be able to show them that they have someone who is supporting them every step of the way and fighting in their corner.
Favorite Places in Caldwell County: I am fairly new to Caldwell County but I really enjoy Downtown Lenoir. My husband and I frequently go to the book store and antique store.
Activities: I enjoy collecting and playing board games withmy husband and puppy.