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Greetings!! This is my 22nd year in the classroom as a public school educator...I wouldn't be anywhere else! :-) I started my career at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro earning a Bachelor of Science and dual certification in both Elementary and Middle Grades Education (with specializations in both English and History).
My first teaching position lead me to Guilford County where I taught middle grades Social Studies for six years at Jamestown Middle School. I was blessed to teach and work under some phenomenal folks so early in my career including, but not limited to, Vernon Farrington, the Carroll family, Travis Ragins, and career educator Amy Simmons.
When my husband and I started our family, I moved my career path a little closer to home and began teaching in Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools at Southeast Middle School in Kernersville. There, I taught both middle grades Social Studies and Language Arts and earned an extra certification in teaching the Academically Gifted and Talented under Rick Courtright. Again, my profession partnered me with awesome educators, families, and educational leaders including but not limited to Debbie Blanton-Warren, Karen Cole, and the Tiano family.
I always found happiness wherever I was, but a yearning for my own community brought me home to Ledford High School in Davidson County in the fall of 2013. I was so blessed to earn a position here with the help of Wendy Klutz, Melissa Glover, and Jodi Rhodes. At Ledford, I teach English II and Communications I and II. There are no words for how happy I am in my profession. The numbers of educators, families, and educational leaders for which I have had the pleasure to work for and with are innumerable. Their influence on me is great, these are my people. <3
My students drive instruction, which I strive to make both relevant and rigorous. Student-centered instruction is the key to helping them to find their own confidence, their own understanding of the world around them, and attain the skills needed for success in the 21st century.