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Reinhardt College, Associates in Criminal Justice

University of Georgia, Bachelors in Psychology & Criminal Justice

Georgia State University, Masters in Public Administration

Indiana University, Masters in Elementary Education


I started my teaching career at STARS Pre-K in Bartow County, Georgia.  Then, I taught in Atlanta as a second grade teacher for APS.  Next, I taught for 4 years in Virginia Beach City Public Schools in Virginia as a 3rd grade teacher.  Later, I worked as both a 1st and 4th grade teacher for the Department of Defense Schools in Sicily, Itay.  Prior to coming to Belwood, my most recent teaching position was as a 5th grade teacher at the American International School Freetown in Sierra Leone, West Africa.  Now, I'm back at Belwood where I attended elementary school!  This is my third year teaching 2nd grade at Belwood.


I am a native of Calhoun, GA, born and raised here.  I attended Belwood Elementary from kindergarten-6th grade as a child.  I have two amazing children of my own that are attending Belwood,  as well.  My hobbies include running, traveling, and photography.  I'm also a die hard Georgia Bulldog fan!  Go dawgs...hunker down!  I have a great desire to teach and take my commitment to teaching seriously.  I strive to create a cooperative classroom atmosphere where all students have the opportunity to reach their true potential.  I am extremely enthusiastic about inquiring and learning myself and always try to encourage that characteristic in all my students that I teach.