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  • Graduate of Jefferson County High School
  • Bachelor of Science in Communication from East Tennessee State University
  • Master of Arts in Teaching from Carson-Newman College
  • Educational Specialist degree from Lincoln Memorial University
  • Reading Specialist certification from Carson-Newman College


I taught 5th grade for 13 years before becoming the Literacy Coach for Dandridge Elementary School. Prior to becoming a teacher, I was involved in writing newsletters and working in Human Resources in the business community.