I am a Georgia native, having grown up in Blackshear, Pierce County, Georgia. Upon graduation from Blackshear High School in 1981, I attended Georgia College and State University in Milledgeville, Georgia where I obtained a Bachelor of Science Degree in Political Science in 1985. I then obtained a Master of Science Degree in Criminal Justice from Armstrong Atlantic State University in 1987. I later returned to Armstrong Atlantic State University to secure my professional teaching certification in Secondary Broad Field Social Sciences.
My husband, Paul, and I have been married for 33 years and, although technically transplants, have proudly called Effingham County home for 21 years. We have one child, Marshall, a two-year old grandson, Colton, and a four-year old Imperial Shih Tzu named Callie. I am a serious sports fan with my two true loves being the Georgia Bulldogs and the Atlanta Braves. When school is not in, I enjoy saltwater fishing, golfing and yardwork.
Although teaching is my second career, I believe that it is something I was called to do. Each day, I pray that my deep appreciation of our country, its government and values, my dedication to and love for my students and, most importantly, my trust and faith in my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, will serve to make me the best teacher I can possibly be.I believe in leading by example; and, therefore set high expectations for myself and for my students. I am truly thankful to be in the position I am to share my love of learning with the leaders of tomorrow.