I was born and grew up in Fountain, a small town in eastern North Carolina. As a little girl, I worked in my dad’s grocery store and on the farm. My two brothers still live in North Carolina. My sister lives in Denver, Colorado. I attended East Carolina University and received my Master’s Degree in Elementary Education in 1978. I taught fifth grade for five and a half years in North Carolina. Then, I moved to Laramie, Wyoming; Auburn, Alabama; Laurel, Mississippi; Starkville, Mississippi; Champaign, Illinois; and then Florence, Alabama.
Since moving to Florence, in 1988, I have taught third and second grade at Kilby Laboratory School. Kilby Laboratory School is affiliated with the University of North Alabama and is a wonderful place to work. I enjoy working with my precious second grade Kilby Kids and getting to know all of the wonderful Kilby parents. It is also a joy to work with the University of North Alabama professors, university students, and all of my student interns.
I have one very remarkable son, who attended Kilby Laboratory School, Forest Hills School, Bradshaw High School, Auburn University, Temple University, and The University of Alabama. He is now manager of a bank and is involved in many leadership roles in the Huntsville area.
I love spending time with my family and friends. I also enjoy doing yard work and playing with my schnauzer.