I graduated from Rider High School and Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, TX.
I have a degree in Elementary Education and a minor in English.
Every summer I attend professional development classes. This summer I went to two writing workshops in order to learn a more creative way to teach writing. I also attended a technology conference to help integrate more technology into the classroom. Plus, I went to a classroom behavior management workshop, no need to explain why on that one.
I started teaching at Midway School in 1990 and have taught 3rd grade this whole time in the same room. we have always been a self contained classroom, meaning I teach all the subjects for the 3rd grade.
I did my student teaching a Sam Houston Elementary in Wichita Falls, TX. After graduating MSU I did long term substituting positions for Wichita Falls,ISD until I was hired on at Midway the next year. I enjoyed the substituting for a while because I was able to see a variety of classrooms, schools and age groups, which helped me decide what area of of education liked best.
I have been married to my best friend Randal since May 1990, We have 2 boys,Stephen, who is 24 years old and is a nurse at United Regional in Wichita Falls, and Daniel, who is 20 years old and is going to Midwestern in Wichita Falls.
We have a dog named Shea who around 14 years old. She is a Sharpie and German Sheppard mix.
I love to spend time with my family just hanging out. When we can’t be together I love to read. I like going to the library at least once a week and I always have a book near by.