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I was born and raised in Bradley County. I went to Oak Grove Elementary, Trewhitt Jr. High School (now Lake Forest Middle School), Bradley High School, and Lee University. I obtained my Bachelor of Science degree from Lee in 2001 with certification in K-8th grade.







I taught one year at Blue Springs Elementary (1st grade) before coming to Valley View to teach fourth grade, where I have now been for thirteen years.



I have been married to my husband Daniel, a carpenter, for thirteen years now. We have four children: Ellie, age 11 (in her first year of middle school!); Wyatt, age 10; Doc, age 5; and Sawyer, age 3.  I love getting to see my own children here at school each day and enjoy hearing about all they are learning. I enjoy reading, writing, attending church, yard sales, traveling, taking pictures, and spending time with friends and family in general.