I am a three time graduate of Auburn University in Montgomery earning a bachelor's degree in Elementary/Early Childhood education, a master's degree in school counseling, and an Education Specialist degree in Instructional Leadership. I also earned a certificate for Instructional Leadership from Auburn University in Montgomery. I am a current student at Auburn University's main campus pursuing a Ph.D degree in Curriculum and Leadership. I am a six year veteran of the United States Air Force and hold various license and certifications as a Life and Health Insurance Agent, personal trainer, and pharmacy technican.
I began my career in Montgomery public schools as a lead classroom teacher at Fitzpatrick Elementary. I worked in Montgomery County for nine years as a lead teacher, graduation coach, counselor, and assistant principal. To meet the needs of the MPS school district, I worked at Highland Gardens Elementary, Harrison Elementary, Fews Alternative School, Garrett Elementary, Wares Ferry Elementary, Jefferson Davis High School and Goodwyn Middle School. I worked one year in Butler County at Georgiana High School as the lead counselor. I transitioned back to Montgomery and then to Elmore County where I remained for two years working as assistant principal at Millbrook Middle School and principal at Wetumpka Elementary School. I now have been fortunate to lead the Calhoun School for the past four years totalling 16 years as an educational professional. During this time in education I have been recognized as Teacher of the Year, Grade Level of the Year awards, various teacher of the quarter awards, and various administrative and counseling recognitions.
Philosophy of Education:
My philosophy of education is simple, "It takes a village to raise a child!" Parents are the first teachers and throughout life our students will come in contact with many teachers that will pour into them. These teachers include coaches, community members, parents, peers, school teachers, teammates and the list goes on and on but the one constant are parents. We must work together regardless of what is going on around us and remember that the children are of the utmost importance and that we must keep their needs first! Learning is a passion of mine and I feel all should be learning until the day you expire!