Bio

I’ve always been a teacher, ask my younger sister. She might call it bossy, but I would call it “teaching.” I have also always been a reader; therefore, it makes perfect sense that I graduated from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville with a degree in English literature in 1998. Learning is also a passion of mine, so I didn’t stop there. In 2000, I graduated (again), from UTK with a Masters in Secondary English Education. I went back to school (I know…again) to the University of Georgia to learn more about teaching English language learners and just how language works. You're never going to believe this but I'm in school RIGHT NOW at UTK working on another Master's degree in information science!  I’ve taught everything from high school English to reptile conservation to kindergarteners while holding a 50 pound boa constrictor when I worked at Fernbank Museum of Natural History in Atlanta! Really!

Obviously, I love learning and teaching. I also love reading, writing, cooking, and gardening – in which I use a lot of my math and science skills.

Oh, and travel? Yes, please. I just returned from an amazingly adventurous year in England. I can’t wait to thrill you with tales of our adventures- including the time Isaac and I were the only 2 people on the bus and the bus driver was racing through town running lights, switching lanes….

I have an terrific ten year old, a sensational six year old, a handsome husband, a darling dog, and two comedic cats. Did I mention I also love poetic devices? I am as subtle as an elephant. That’s what they tell me.

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