I graduated high school from Northridge High School, in northern Indiana. After high school I attended Indiana University at South Bend, where I earned my Bachelor Science Education in 2007.
I have continued my education at Henderson State University where I earned my ESL and Journalism endorsements. I have also earned my certification for Advanced Placement in Language and Composition at University of Arkansas.
I was given the honor of presenting my Literacy Design Collaborative Implementation process at the High School that Works Summer Conference in New Orleans in 2012. I have also attended the two year Smart Step Literacy program at Harding University.
I am honored to be a part of the DeQueen High School family! This year I will be blessed with Juniors! I am looking forward to seeing my students grow into productive members of our community (So many of you already have! I am so very proud of you!). Although I still have high expectations and standards for my student’s learning, we will be exploring different aspects of Literature and discussing many topics and many different perspectives. This year will be our best year yet! Go Leopards!
I joined the DeQueen High School faculty in 2014-15 and I have taught English 10 and PreAP English 10 until this year (2019-20),
I began teaching at Wickes High School in 2009 and stayed with the Cossatot River School District until 2013. At Wickes/Cossatot River I have taught 9-12th grade English, PreAP English 11 and AP Language and Composition - Grade 11, ESL, and Journalism.
Prior to my first teaching position, I worked as a paraprofessional at a middle school in Syracuse, Indiana.
I have been truly blessed with my family. My husband is my best friend and we have been married over seventeen years. My son will be seven this fall and he is a first-grader at De Queen Primary; he is our pride and joy. :)
I am a crafter! I love to sew, crochet, make Christmas trinkets, signs, and decor. I started my crafting by crocheting in my spare time!
I made these blankets as gifts.
I made this Captain America shield for my son’s first birthday. My favorite website to find free patterns is Lion Brand Yarn. There you can find numerous video tutorials if you would like to learn how to crochet!
I made this Captain America shield over Thanksgiving Break, and it was used as a classroom reward!