I am proud to be a Union Heights Elementary Kindergarten teacher for the
Hamblen County School System. My educational background includes the
AS-Education - Walters State Community College;
BS-Elementary Education - University of Tennessee, Knoxville;
MS-Elementary Education - Tusculum College, Greeneville;
EDS-Education Administration - Lincoln Memorial University.
I have been an active leader of my Professional Association, Hamblen County
Education Association, which is affiliated with TEA (Tennessee Education
Association) and NEA (National Education Association). I am presently
serving as HCEA's Co-President with Christiane Schmidt. For the past 12
years I have served on the Executive Board of my local, attended five NEA
conventions and twelve TEA conventions. Other duties also include being
Chief Spokesperson for our Negotiating/ Bargaining Team. I try to represent
my local at state and local activities as much as possible.
Other education activities or associations, which I am a member of include:
Delta Kappa Gamma (Alpha Zeta Chapter); and International Reading
Association (Lakeway Reading Council). I try to attend different conferences
or professional development activities around the state. I have attended
Tennessee's Kindergarten State Conference in Franklin, TN.