Phone: (910) 326-3601
Degrees and Certifications:
AAS, General Office Technology, CCCC BA, Elementary Education, UNC-Wilmington
It is great to be a Pirate!
I have been teaching for eighteen years--eleven years at White Oak Elementary and seven years at Morehead City Elementary, both in Carteret County. All of my teaching experience has been with fourth and fifth graders. I have taught self-contained classes (where students have only one teacher) and specialized classes.
I am so happy to finally say that I "graduated" to sixth grade. Reading and social studies have always been my two favorite classes, so I am blessed to be able to focus on one of them instead of all subjects. The grade level is just one higher than what I am used to. There are many differences between elementary school and middle school as well as differences between Onslow and Carteret Counties.
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 in Fuquay-Varina (which is near Raleigh). He 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 have a dog named Spot, who was a shelter dog. I am very happy to say that they will be moving back to Carteret County sometime this autumn.
My daughter Rachel is a driver for UPS. Rachel is the only female driver in her building. She loves her job! She and her dog Luna (who was also a shelter dog) live in Greenville.
As to my own education, I received a B.A. in Elementary Education, with a minor in history from UNC-W. I also have an A.A.S. degree from Coastal Carolina Community College. Besides being certified to teach all areas K-6, I am also certified as a middle and high school social studies teacher and a reading specialist K-12.
I am very happy to be part of the team at Swansboro Middle School and look forward to meeting and workding 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.
Here's to a great 2019-2020 school year!