Degrees and Certifications:
BA Middle Grades Education - UNC Chapel Hill (ELA and Social Studies) MA Reading Education K-12 - Appalachian State University AIG K-12 certification English 9-12 certification
Hello! I am an 8th grade ELA teacher. I have been a middle school English Language Arts teacher for 26 years. I have been teaching in Caldwell County now for 20 years. I am a graduate of UNC-Chapel Hill (and a BIG Tarheel fan!) and received my Master's degree in K-12 Reading Education from Appalachian State University. I am also certified in Gifted Education K-12 and English 9-12 and am National Board Certified in Middle School English Language Arts.
I live in Hickory with my young daughter, and our Shih Tzu dog, Zada. I love teaching middle school students! There is never a dull moment in the life of a middle school teacher.
I enjoy reading, travel, and shopping. The beach is my favorite vacation spot, but I enjoy visiting the NC mountains in the fall months.