Degrees and Certifications:
Hello students and families,
I am so excited to begin teaching 7th grade English Language Arts. This is my first year at Tucker Creek Middle school and I am ready to make my mark as a Mustang! I have been in the education field for over 5 years. I received my Bachelor's degree from Liberty University. Additionally, this fall I began my Master of Arts in Teaching Middle Grades at UNC Wilmington. I have immense love and respect for nature. I have earned my Outdoor Learning Environments Certification from NC State. I am also certified as a Nature-Based Teacher. Taking students outside provides new learning opportunities to think creatively, engage in new concepts, and drastically reduces behavior problems. I hope to influence all students at Tucker Creek to become better environmental stewards.
I have been married to a United States Marine for nearly two decades, and together we have two daughters (one a former Tucker Creek Mustang). We have lived in three corners of the United States, to include Florida, Washington, and Hawaii. We have also lived abroad in Australia and Kyrgyzstan. We love to travel! When I am not in the classroom I am usually tending to my garden and to my chickens, off family camping, or cheering on my daughters in cheerleading and dance competitions.
Please do not hesitate to contact me through either email or the Remind App. I look forward to working with you all to make this an exceptional year of learning.