I attended junior high and high school at North Lamar ISD. After graduating from high school I attended Paris Junior College, and then attended East Texas State University for a year before marrying my husband who was in the US Navy at the time. I went back to college after moving to the Bonham area and graduated from Texas A & M – Commerce (formerly ETSU) in 2007.
I received a Bachelors of Science Degree from Texas A & M - Commerce. I have an EC - 4 teaching certificate with a Special Education certification, and I also have my ESL certification. I am a member of the professional organization ATPE. I have had the honor of receiving two awards from Bonham ISD - Bailey Inglish Campus. I received the Teacher of the Month Award November 2012 and Teacher of the Year Award for the 2014-15 school year.
I have attended a variety of conferences, workshops, and professional developement classes. Some of the trainings I have attended are CLASS, Brigance Screening, CLI Engage, Conscious Discipline, Three Cheers for Pre-K Curriculum, and Apple ConnectEd.
I started teaching at Fannin County Headstart in 2007. I have been with Bonham ISD my entire teaching career. Our campus added the Pre-K program later and our school was renamed Bailey Inglish Early Childhood Education Center. We now have Headstart and Pre-K on our campus so that we can meet the early education needs in our community.
I continue to teach 3 and 4 year olds in the Headstart program on our campus. We have a very active, fun-filled day of hands-on learning and activities. We have a busy day of learning math, literacy, science, and social studies. We also have center time, music and movement, story time, and outside time; and we integrate art and technology in our lessons. Every moment of the day there is a teachable moment whether we are in the classroom, walking down the hallway, or playing outside.
My husband and I have been married for 40 years. We enjoy spending time with our family and friends, relaxing at home, working in our yard, and watching movies. My husband likes riding his bicycle in the evening and I enjoy following him in the Ranger! I also enjoy doing crafts, and painting & re-purposing furniture. We have two children – our son Bryce lives and works in the Plano area. Our daughter Erin lives and works in the Frisco area and is also working on her Master’s Degree. We have a little poodle named Copper. He is a stray who found us and has been ours for over 15 years.
I love to read, and I enjoy cooking and trying out new recipes. I like tending to my plants in my container garden on my patio and sitting on my patio while it’s cool outside and drink my coffee. We have lots of birds and butterflies around our house and enjoy watching nature. One of my favorite things to do is to find old furniture, paint and/or distress it and give it a new life. I enjoy the beach and I enjoy going on day trips with my friends.