I received my degree in Early Childhood Education from Southern Arkansas University in Magnolia, Arkansas in 1996. In June 2017, I celebrated 23 years of marriage with my wonderful husband, Dave. My family and I moved to Lufkin in February of 2008 when Dave became the Minister of Worship and Youth at Keltys First Baptist Church. (He has since become the Minister of Music and Media.) I taught six years in second grade and six years in fourth grade in Texarkana, Arkansas before moving to Lufkin. I taught fourth grade at Bonner for nine years. This is my first year in 5th grade! We will be learning together! (That's a total of 21 years of teaching experience!!) I have two daughters, Katie (a freshman at SFA) and Grace (9th grade), a guinea pig named S'mores, and a cat named Vader. I enjoy playing the piano and singing. I also love kitty cats, and the color purple! My favorite activity is spending time with my family and friends.