About Me


North Greene High School

Undergraduate- East TN. State , B.S. Early Childhood (License Pre-K-3)

Graduate: Masters- Elementary Education

                +Library Media, East TN. State




Teaching Experience:

24 years experience 

6 years at Nolachuckey Elementary

17 years at Baileyton teaching the following: Kindergarten and Library 


I taught first grade and kindergarten for three years each 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, Parent-Involvement Coordinator, Library PLC facilitator (began 2016), and student device tech support (began 2020).

Accomplishments & Recognition

Model Library Coordinator certification (Renaissance) 2013-2014

Teacher of the year building level K-3 2012-1013

Greene County Teacher of the Year K-3 2012-2013

Innovative Library Media Award for Elementary division/ Tennessee Association of School Librarians 2016-2017

Presenter at East TN Title 1 Conference 2016-1017

Presenter at East TN Title 1 Conference 2017-1018

Presenter at East TN Title 1 Conference 2018-2019


$2,000 Grant from Walmart Distribution 2013-2014

$2,000 Literacy Grant from Dollar General Foundation 2013-2014

$2,000 Grant from Walmart Distribution 2014-2015

$2,000 Literacy Grant from Dollar General Foundation 2015-2016

$1,250.00 Grant from Walmart Distribution 2017-2018

$2,000.00 Grant from Lowe's 2017-2018

$1,000.00 Grant from Walmart Distribution 2018-2019

$1,000.00 Grant from Walmart Distribution Dec. 2018

$1,500.00 Grant from Walmart Distribution July 2019

$2,500.00 Grant from Walmart December 2019

$1,000.00 Grant from Walmart August 2020

$2,000.00 Youth Literacy Grant from Dollar General Foundation 2020-2021

$400.00 Ross Community Responsibility -First Marketplace 2020-2021

$1,000.00 Toshiba Books, STEM related materials 2020-2021

$3,500.00 TVA Partnership STEM grant 2020-2021

$1,000.00 Walmart March 2021

$600.00 Donors Choose April 2021 (Graphic Novels)

$1500.00 Walmart Fall 2021 (low level books)

$300 Feb. 2022 Alpha Delta Kappa TAU Chapter /Middle Nolichucky Watershed Alliance

$500 Walmart August 1, 2022


Family and Interests

I am married have three children and a much loved dog named Baxter. I attend Jackson Chapel Freewill Baptist Church and enjoy reading, traveling, and watching movies.