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Education

Education:

North Greene High School
Undergraduate- East TN. State , B.S. Elementary Education
Graduate: Masters-Library Media, East TN. State


Experience
Teaching Experience:
21 years experience 
6 years at Nolachuckey Elementary
15 years at Baileyton teaching the following: Kindergarten and Library 
I taught first grade and kindergarten for three years at Nolachuckey. I moved to Baileyton to be closer to home and become more involved in after school activities. I taught kindergarten for six years at Baileyton. The opportunity to become the media specialist at Baileyton arose. I enjoy the library because I love to read. My goal is to instill the love of reading in children and hopefully they will continue to enjoy reading as adults. I earned Model Library Coordinator certification from Renaissance through our Accelerated Reader program for the 2013-2014 school year.
I have served in the following capacities while at Baileyton Elementary School:
 Spelling Bee, SIP Chairperson, Reading Committee, AR Trip Sponsor, and Parent-Involvement Coordinator. 
Accomplishments & Recognition
Model Library Coordinator certification (Renaissance) 2013-2014
$2,000 Grant from Walmart Distribution
Teacher of the year building level and Greene County Teacher of the Year K-3 2012-2013
$2,000 Literacy Grant from Dollar General Foundation 2013-2014
2014-2015 $2,000 Grant from Walmart Distribution
$2,000 Literacy Grant from Dollar General Foundation 2015-2016
Innovative Library Media Award for Elementary division from Tennessee Association of School Librarians 2016-2017
$1,250.00 Grant from Walmart Distribution 2017-2018

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Bio
Family and Interests
I am married have two children, and one granddaughter. I am a member of Union Chapel Freewill Baptist Church and enjoy reading, traveling, and watching movies.