I learned long ago that there is more to teaching middle school than just the subject matter. It is my belief that teachers have an opportunity to make a huge impact on a student’s life, and even more so at the middle school level - the middle of all school years when students are turning into teenagers and developing their own beliefs and identities. As educators, we have a unique chance at the middle school level to help students overcome fears, enrich areas of strength and mold future citizens. It is a time to help students open up, work through, and overcome. I also believe it is a must as an adult working with young minds to be a positive adult role model. If I make a mistake, I laugh and admit it. If I am wrong, I apologize so that everyone can hear. It is my hope that students will see through my actions that no one is perfect, but that’s okay; we don’t have to be perfect in order to be smart, confident, and happy. That is what the community will find at Carver - a safe, supportive learning environment where kids are thriving and becoming productive citizens of the world.
Background and Education:
My educational background includes a BA in Political Science from the University of Georgia, an MEd in Middle Grades Education from Mercer University, and an Ed.S in Educational Leadership from the University of West Georgia. I have been in education for 22 years with the first 12 as a middle school language arts teacher and the last 11 as a middle school administrator. I was raised in Walton County and have lived in the Monroe school district for the past 26 years.