- 2nd Grade Teacher
- 2nd Grade
I feel so fortunate to be teaching at Central Elementary School in such a wonderful community. After teaching kindergarten for three years and 1st grade for two here at Central, I am in my fourth year in 2nd grade.
A little bit about myself…. I was raised in South Carolina and attended college at Furman University in Greenville, SC. There I majored in Early Childhood/ Elementary Education. After graduation I moved to the “big city” in the southeast (Atlanta, Georgia). I worked for Gwinnett County Public Schools as a kindergarten, 1st grade, 2nd grade, and ESL teacher for almost 25 years. During that time, I earned my master’s in Early Childhood Education from the University of Georgia and my National Board Certification. I also obtained my ESOL endorsement with the school system as our student population became more diverse over the years.
When I am not in school, I enjoy running, biking, hiking, and spectating many sports (especially football☺). In addition, I like to seek out a good book, movie or play :O). Another passion for me is traveling. I have had a few opportunities to mix teaching and travel. As a kindergarten teacher, I taught in England as an exchange teacher. Other places I have been on educational grants are Germany and Japan. Also, I had the privilege of presenting professional development courses to teachers in the Presbyterian schools of the Punjab province in Pakistan.
I decided to move my life from Georgia to Colorado when I got married in November of 2011. My husband was living out here; so, I joined him here in 2012 and gained 2 wonderful step-daughters. One is a college graduate and working on her masters in immunology and infectious disease in Denver. The other is a junior elementary education major at the University of Colorado. It has been a blessing to add this chapter to my life. I feel so grateful to be here and to have a job at a school like Central Elementary