I graduated High School in 1981 from Prairie Grove.
I graduated from the University of Arkansas in 2015 with a Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education.
I have attended multiple professional development trainings which help benefit my students.
Areas of study include 60+ hours of Conscious Discipline which helps my students learn about their emotions and how to self regulate these emotions. This is a skill that will benefit them throughout their lifetime.
Additional areas of studies include: Pre K Literacy, CPR, and most recently this summer a 5 day course involving Pre K Math and Science.
This is my fourth year to teach. I had previously taught at St. Paul as a substitute teacher while my kids were growing up and attended St. Paul Schools. After my youngest graduated in 2012 I thought what am I going to do? My whole purpose for living (my three children so I thought) has grown up and left home now what?
After many weeks of prayer I knew my calling was to teach so at the age of 48 I went back to college. The oldest in all of my classes. At 52 I graduated in the top of my class. And my dream to teach at St. Paul became a reality.
I have been married to my husband Bobby for 37 years. We have lived in Madison County for 22 years. We have 3 grown children. Mindi, Corey and Hunter.
We have been blessed with 3 grandsons Noah age 8, Bo age 7, Jax age 5, and my grandaughter Avonlea who just turned 1, August 7th.
I love to spend time with my grandkids but am not able to see them as much as I would love. Life just seems to get so busy.
I have realized that over the last 3 years of teaching my students (my kids) have become like my grandkids as well. I love them and think about them as my own.
I look forward to spending time with your babies and I know I will grow to love them as much as you do.
I truly feel blessed to be entrusted with your most precious blessings your children.
A few personal things about me:
I love the color Red.
I love Mexican Food mainly Mojitos in Fayetteville
I love to scrapbook
I love to work puzzles the 1000 piece kind
I love to sing
I sing karoake (I didn’t say I was good I just said I love to do it) Lol
I love spending time with my kids and grandkids and every second I get to spend with them is valuable and precious for they are my world
I love to act silly which is a daily thing when you teach Pre K