Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor of Music Certified in Early Childhood, Music, and Middle Grades Reading, Language, Science, and Social Studies Gifted Endorsement
Hello! I have completed 36 years of teaching and I have no plans to retire in the near future. I taught music for 21 years before moving to fifth grade and I taught 5th grade for 12 years at Ben Hill Elementary School. For the past three years, I have taught 6th grade ELA. Now, I am taking on a new challenge and serving as the RTI (Response to Intervention) coach at Fitzgerald High School College and Career Academy. I graduated from Fitzgerald High School with honors and four years later, graduated from Valdosta State College with a Bachelor of Music degree. I am so excited to begin this new chapter in my career. We have a great school system with awesome teachers who care about students. My favorite part of my job is the look on students' faces when they realize that they CAN succeed!