My purpose as an instructional leader is to foster a love for learning among students and faculty in an innovative collaborative culture while empowering all students to reach high levels of achievement.

Education

2016-2017 University of Alabama in Birmingham– Education Specialist Degree: Educational Leadership, Summa Cum Laude

2013-2014 University of Alabama in Birmingham– Masters Degree: Educational Leadership, Summa Cum Laude

2000-2002 University of Mississippi– Bachelors Degree: Elementary Education– K-8/Middle-School Endorsement in Math Summa Cum Laude

1997-1999 Wallace State Community College: Associates Degree: Summa Cum Laude

1997 High School Graduate– Hartselle High School– Advance Diploma Advanced Diploma- Summa Cum Laude

Work Experience

2014-present Instructional Partner Hartselle Junior High Hartselle, Alabama

2007-present 7th Grade Math Classroom Teacher Hartselle Junior High Hartselle, Alabama

2005-2007 5th Grade Classroom Teacher FE Burleson Elementary Hartselle, Alabama

2004-2005 2nd Grade Classroom Teacher FE Burleson Elementary Hartselle, Alabama

2002-2004 7th/8th Grade Math Classroom Teacher Hernando Middle School/DeSoto County Hernando, Mississippi

Awards

2004– Hernando Middle School Teacher of the Year

2005– Hernando Middle School/DeSoto County Unsung Hero Award

2007– WAAY-FM 88.1 The Crystal Apple Teacher Award

2016– Hartselle City Schools Performance Award

2016-2017– Jacksonville State University Middle School Teacher Hall of Fame (District Representative)

2017– WZDX Fox 54 “Valley Top Teacher”

2017- UAB’s “Outstanding Education Specialist” Student Award