Subjects Taught
Science 7

Education

Please visit our class webpage for class notes, handouts, and a calendar of upcoming events

http://moodle.lee.k12.al.us/course/view.php?id=383

 

  • I graduated from Smiths Station High School in 1999.
  • I earned my Bachelor's degree in Secondary Education - Biology from Auburn University in August of 2002.
  • I earned my Master's degree in Middle Grades Education (with an emphasis in Science and English) from Columbus State University in May of 2007.
  • I earned a second Master's degree in Instructional Leadership/School Administration from Troy University in December of 2011.


Experience

This is my 12th year of teaching at Wacoochee/Smiths Station Junior High.  I have taught both 7th and 8th grade, and both General and Pre-AP Life Science.  During my first year I received the "Rookie Award" for being the outstanding first-year teacher at WJHS. I have been named a Lighthouse Model Teacher, I received the 2005-2006 Teacher of the Year Award, and also have received a Top Teacher Headliner Award. During my time here, I have also received awards for teamwork, use of technology, and community service, and received several grants from the ARISE Foundation. I am also designated as a Highly Qualified Teacher in the state of Alabama.

I LOVE teaching junior high school students. I think that 7th and 8th graders are lots of fun and I enjoy having the opportunity to get to know and teach them.

 



Bio

I teach 7th grade Life Science at Smiths Station Junior High School.  I am also the Science Department Head, the school Webmaster, and I oversee the school's Awards Ceremony in the spring.

I live in Phenix City with my husband of 10 years, Gary, our 6 year old daughter Kate (who is in 1st grade at East Smiths Station Elementary), and our daughter Anna, who is 1 1/2 .  During my free time, I enjoy spending time with my family, shopping, sewing and other crafts, reading, watching TV, and playing video games.  I love science fiction (I will be sponsoring a Science fiction fan club this year) and I am a Doctor Who FANATIC!