This is the story of my life! I have been teaching since 1992, so that is over 24 years. My undergraduate degree is from Auburn University, main campus, in Public Relations Speech and Journalism. I worked for five years in retail sales before I quit to go back to school. I went back to AUM for my Master's degree in 1990 then I began teaching in Elementary Education. In 2006, I took the Praxis and moved up to the Junior High and started a new journey in the 7th grade. A few years ago I moved down to the 8th grade and I haved loved them both.
I have two children: Laura, who works for Marc Fisher Shoes in New York City and Matthew - a senior at Auburn University studying filmography. Matthew will be doing his internship this fall and will graduate in December (hopefully!). I proud to say that both of my children are the product of Prattville schools and have excelled because of that part of their education.
I enjoyed my summer this year by resting a lot and working on my house. In addition, I was able to spend many hours with my Mom who has just reached the young age of 90!! I have spent at least the past 20 years going to tremendous amounts of places in the summer. I think it was good to take a rest. Last year I went on a cruise to Alaska so I need to save some money and go somewhere else next year. The cruise was with Steve Spangler, a very popular science show entertainer, which your students should come home showing you several things that he has taught me along the way. If you can ever see Steve Spangler - go! and if you can go to Alaska make sure and see it. Alaska was so beautiful and the many places from Juneau to Skagway were breathtaking!
I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE going to Dauphin Island Sea Lab, the Space Center in Huntsville, and Lanark (which is right next door in Millbrook). I have to add Alaska and Canada to this list- words do not do them justice though. We have so many beautiful areas in this state and the nation I wish that everyone would be able to see them as well.
I hope this year the students will find out how exciting science can be as well as AWESOME!!!!