2nd Grade Teacher
I was in the Class of 2000 at Cape Central High School.
I attended SEMO University in Cape Girardeau for both my Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees.
I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education and a Master’s Degree in Early Childhood with a reading emphasis.
I have attended several conferences and workshops in the area of PBIS which is about using positive behavior. I have also had training in the area of differentiated instruction.
I have had the honor of teaching at Southeast Elementary for my entire teaching career. This is my 10th year of teaching and every year I have been with second grade. I have always loved second grade and I consider it the best grade to teach!
I have a position as a Reading Teacher Assistant for a year in Cape before I joined the Sikeston R6 family.
I have never been married. I do not have any children of my own, but my niece and nephew are considered my children. Plus all of my students are considered my children so I am a mother of many. I used to have a dog named Indiana Jones, but currently I have no pets.
Teaching has always been one of my passions. I enjoy working with children especially second graders! I have always enjoyed writing so I usually spend my free time creating stories. Currently, I am a published author of a book series called The Glory Chronicles and a Christmas short story novel. I have published six books (Journey to Glory, Return to Glory, Escape to Glory, Search for Glory, Lost from Glory, and Comforts of Christmas). When I am not writing, I spend time serving in the children’s ministries in my church and enjoying time with my family who I am very close with.