I am a native of Cincinnati, Ohio, where I attended Lockland High School, playing football, wrestling, baseball and tennis. I was also a member of the band program, which included marching band and steel drum band.
I attended Berea College from 1993-1997, graduating with a Bachelors in Music.
I received my masters in Special Education from Campbellsville University in 2007
I received my masters in Music Education from University of the Cumberlands in 2010.
I received my Director of Special Education Certification, Level I, from Campbellsville University in 2017.
My teaching career includes:
-2 years at JT Alton Middle School in Hardin Co, where I taught Special Education and was the head football Coach
-9 1/2 years at Russell County High School, where I taught all core content classes in collaborative and resource settings, and also taught arts and humanities classes, and was the choral director. I worked with the marching band as a brass staff person for 4 seasons. I also coached football and track for 5 years.
-Outside of teaching, I have also worked for 4 years for the state Department of Mental Health and Retardation at the Communities at Oakwood in Somerset, KY, as a case manager and as a residental home manager.
-I joined the outstanding staff of Menifee County Elementary at the start of January, 2016, where I spent the spring semester, 2016, teaching ESS classes, World Cultures Classes, and conduct RTI classes in math at Menifee Elementary.
-From School Year 2016-17 to School Year 2019-2020, I was a resource/Special Education Teacher for Botts Elementary.
I co-taught and provided services for students in grades Pre-Kindergarten through 5th grade. I also have worked in the after-school CHAMPS program, both for academic services, as well as music-related activities.
For School Year 2020-21, the last year of Botts Elementary School, I will be teaching a 5th grade regular education class at Menifee Elementary, due to COVID-19 concerns. I am excited for this change in my teaching career, as well as the challenges that this school year will bring! Challenges = Triumphs