Phone: (910) 326-3601
Degrees and Certifications:
AAS, General Office Technology, CCCC BA, Elementary Education, Minor in History, UNC-Wilmington NC Teaching License Certifications: All Areas, K-6; Middle Grades ELA; Middle Grades Social Studies; Social Studies, 9-12; Reading, K-12
It is great to be a Pirate again!
I have been teaching for nineteen years--eleven years at White Oak Elementary and seven years at Morehead City Elementary, both in Carteret County. Last year was my first year in Onslow County and in middle school. Most of my teaching experience has been with 4th and 5th graders, but now I have experience in 6th grade. The change was good for me.
I feel like moving to 7th grade will be a challenge for me, but I am confident that I will enjoy it. Reading and social studies have always been my two favorite classes, so I am blessed to be able to focus on just those two subjects. This year, I will be teaching three cores of English Language Arts and one core of Social Studies.
As to my educational background and areas of licensure, I graduated from Swansboro High School. (My Swansboro High School was the same building in which I now teach!) Immediately after high school, I earned an A.A.S. degree from Coastal Carolina Community College. I later received a B.A. in Elementary Education, with a minor in history from UNC-W. Besides being certified to teach all areas K-6, I am also certified for middle and high school social studies, middle school ELA, and as a K-12 reading specialist.
I am married and have two children and one grandchild. My husband Steve is a mail carrier in Havelock. We have a dog named Minge who was a stray that showed up at our door.
My son Travis is a meteorologist. He and his wife Erin have one son, Clayton, and live right down the road in Bogue. Travis works for an online weather forecasting company where he forecasts weather all around the world for the company's clients. Erin works for a healthcare billing process improvement company where they try to streamline medical billing and procedures. They are expecting another son in early October. (I am so excited!) They have a dog named Spoticus, who was a shelter dog.
My daughter Rachel is a driver for UPS. Rachel is the only female driver in her building. She loves her job, but she works ridiculously long days. She and her dog Luna (who was also a shelter dog) live in Greenville.
I am very happy to be part of the team at Swansboro Middle School and look forward to meeting and working with all my students and their parents. If you have any questions or concerns, please let me know. An e-mail is probably the quickest (and certainly the most convenient) way to reach me. My email address is firstname.lastname@example.org .
Here's to a great 2020-2021 school year!