1994-1997         Mercer University                                  Macon, GA

    Master of Secondary English Education/Gifted Certification

    Class Valedictorian, 4.0 GPA

    1981-1985           Mercer University                                 Macon, GA

    Bachelor of Arts/Majors in English & Communications

    Magna Cum Laude graduate, 3.75/4.0 GPA

    1978-1981           Sarasota High School                          Sarasota, FL

    High School Diploma, Gifted/College Preparatory Courses

    Class Salutatorian, 3.95/4.0 GPA

    Professional Experience


    2008 – present  High School GT Facilitator            Effingham Cty.

    Facilitate Gifted Education Services at ECHS and SEHS; assist with scheduling of teachers and students; collaborate with teachers in implementing various gifted service models; advise gifted students individually and in groups; assess students for gifted identification; maintain student gifted records; parent/community gifted education teacher contact

    2004 - 2008 South Effingham High School                   Guyton, GA

    Gifted Mentor Teacher for 9th Lit./Comp. faculty, 9th  grade Academy Lit./Comp. Team Leader, 9th & 12th grade Lit./Comp. teacher, Teacher Support Specialist, Clinical Supervisor for GSU, Faculty Council, Tennis Coach

    2001 – 2004    Calvary Baptist Day School                Savannah, GA

    9th grade Honors English Teacher, Creative Writing Teacher, Literary Magazine/Newspaper Advisor, Tennis Coach

    1995 – 2001       Bibb County Board of Education        Macon, GA

    9th - 12th Lit/Comp. teacher, Gifted English Teacher, Teacher Support Specialist

    Additional Professional Roles & Activities


    Parent/Community GT Teacher for Effingham Supporters of Gifted Students
    SENG (Social-Emotional Needs of Gifted Children) Small Group Facilitator
    State Certified Teacher Support Specialist                                                                          
    Annual attendee at Georgia Assoc. for Gifted Children Conference                             
    Georgia Council of Teachers of English Conferences                                                       
    Winner of 2000 Target Teacher Scholarship
    Freelance writer, nationally published
Last Modified on July 30, 2020