Degrees and Certifications:
I graduated from Concord University in Athens, West Virginia in 1983 with a BA in English, Journalism and Writing. I worked for a newspaper for two years but knew my calling was in education. In 1985, I began working with students and became certified through the West Virginia College of Graduate Studies. I worked with students for four years in West Virginia and moved to South Carolina in 1989. In January, 1990, I accepted a position as a teacher at Theodore Lester Elementary. I was teacher of the year for 2005-2006 and have worked with the Lester Student Council, Fall Festival and Lester Olympics.