Lincoln Memorial University, M.S. in Curriculum and Instruction (2015)
Lincoln Memorial University, B.S. in Elementary Education (2012)
University of Tennessee, B.S. in Speech and Hearing Sciences (2007)
This is my first year at Loudon Elementary. I taught first and second grades in Knox County Schools for past 8 years. Also, I spent several years as a speech therapist serving many counties, including Loudon Co. I am very excited to be serving Loudon Elementary as a Response to Intervention (RTI) teacher. I am committed to helping students grow in the subjects of reading and math.
My most memorable moment from elementary school was when my 5th grade teacher, Ms. Wilson, broke out into song from the top of her desk. The entire class joined in the chorus, "In the jungle, the might jungle, the lion sleeps tonight!" As the conservative Catholic School Principal walked into the room, everything became silent. Ms. Wilson's eyes nearly bulged out of her head. The principal walked out, the teacher hopped off of the desk, and we rolled in laughter. What a fun memory! Thank you, Ms. Wilson, for making learning fun.
On a personal note, I have been married to my husband, Todd, for 16 year. We are the parents of an amazing 9-year-old son, Cooper. We enjoy watching sports, going on adventures, and spending time on the lake.