*Grew up in Sikeston, Missouri and Willow Springs, Missouri
*Graduated from Southeast Missouri State University with a degree in Elementary Education
*Accepted first job in Bloomington, Illinois and taught fifth and second grades.
* Moved to Atlanta, Georgia and taught third grade, fourth grade and second grade. Earned master's degree from Georgia.
*Moved back to Missouri and took a kindergarten job in Nixa, Missouri. I also taught first grade.
*I got married and took 8 years off to start a family.
*While I was home with my two boys, I taught preschool at Ridgecrest Baptist Church.
* In 2008, I returned to first grade and taught one year and then looped with my class to second grade.
*After 17 years in the classroom, I decided to take the position in the library.I am starting my third year as the Century Elementary Library Media Specialist.
*I am currently the PTA treasurer, member of the Social Committee, member of our PBS (Positive Behavior Support) team, and I am a member of MASL., MSTA, and Nixa Teacher Association.