I believe that all students can learn. Clear set rules and expectations need to be set. Learning communities help a student to progress. Students need immediate feedback and praise for effort. Children are our future and need to be treated with respect. Each child has the ability to bring something unique to their environment.
I received my Bachelor’s Degree in Science from Western Kentucky University and then went on to complete my Master’s Degree in Exercise Science, Physical Education and Wellness at Tennessee Technological University.
I started teaching in the after-school program at the local YMCA. I then became the site director of that program. I taught in the classroom for 16 years in grades first through sixth. After receiving my Masters Degree, I became the physical education teacher for grades six through eight.
I have been a coach for my school. I run half-marathons. I have served on many committees for my school. I also have been placed in many leadership roles for my school as well as my district.