Subjects Taught
1st Grade, Kindergarten


The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Undergraduate Studies

Bachelor of Science:  Exceptional Education K-12

PreK - 4 Endorsement

Graduate Studies

 Masters in Education:  Elementary Education


 2017 - 2018 school year

I began teaching during the 2008 - 2009 school year as an exceptional education teacher here at Calvin Donaldson.  I transitioned into Kindergarten for the 2011-2012 school year.  

I love teaching little ones and helping them to become more independent in their thinking and actions.  It always amazes me at the end of the year to look back to our beginnings in August and see how far they have grown.  

I am beginning my 10th year of teaching and look forward to the new adventure in first grade.


Home is where the heart is and my favorite place to be when I'm not at Donaldson.  At home I am Gigi.  You may find me working in my yard, relaxing on the porch, watching tv or playing a game on my computer.  Mostly, I love to spend time with my grandson Jaxon.  He is 15 months old. (summer 2016)

My husband and I have three dogs, two adult sons and three step granddaughters.  

My favs:

Candy -- Reese Cups are my number one.  

Flowers -- Daisies are best.

Sports -- Racing (Nascar)

Food -- Salsa, Pizza, Fries, Tacos

T.V. show -- Amazing Race