I received my degree in Early Childhood Education from Southern Arkansas University in Magnolia, Arkansas in 1996. In June 2019, I celebrated 25 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 fourth year in 5th grade. (That's a total of 24 years of teaching experience!!) I have two daughters, Katie (a SENIOR at Central Baptist College in Conway, AR) and Grace (a SENIOR at Hudson High), and a cat named Vader. I enjoy playing the piano and singing. I also love kitty cats, the Atlanta Braves, the Arkansas Razorbacks, and the color purple! My favorite activity is spending time with my family and friends.