I taught sixth grade science for over 10 years and currently teach STEM classes: Automation and Robotics, Advance Automation with 3D printing, Energy and Environment and Flight and Space through PLTW at Lugoff-Elgin Middle School. I have been teaching for 33 years, with 22 years in Kershaw County. I was named 2020 SC STEM Educator of the Year and serve on the Kershaw County School District STEAM Council. I graduated from Coker College with a BS degree in Elementary Education. I received my Master's Degree from Francis Marion University. I also earned my Master's +30 in Education from Converse College. I am highly qualified in elementary education and middle school science. I am National Board Certified in Middle Childhood Generalist. In addition, I have a State Endorsement in Gifted Education and Reading in the Content Areas. I was recognized as the 2014 LEMS Teacher of the Year. Currently, I am in the process of becoming ISTE certified. I have served as the Science Department Chair and the sixth grade chair and team leader. I am co-sponsor of the LEMS Ambassador Program and a member of the Leadership Team at LEMS. I also serve on the School Improvement Council for LEMS ,and previously served on the PBIS Committee and as a member of the Teacher Forum of Kershaw County. In addition, I am a 4.0 Evaluator and district mentor to new teachers.
I have been married to my husband for 39 years. We have two daughters, a son-in-law and a precious three year old granddaughter. I enjoy spending time with my family and “furbabies”.