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I graduated with a bachelors' degree in exceptional education in 1980 from Western Carolina University. After raising my two kids, I went back to school and earned my master's degree in teacher leadership from UTC in 2014.


I began my teaching career at Dade Middle School in January of 1981. I taught there for 8 1/2 years, and then I had a baby girl and decided to stay home and be a full-time mom. After staying home with my daughter and son for 5 years, I returned to teaching. I accepted a job at Soddy-Dasiy Middle School for the 93-94 school year, and I have been teaching here for the past 22 years.


I have been teaching exceptional education for 28 years. I have a bachelor's degree from Western Carolina University in beautiful Cullowhee, North Carolina and a master's degree from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. My educational focus is reading. Reading opens the world to kids, and I enjoy helping them to reach their full potential.

On a personal note, I have been married for 31 years and have two grown children, a son and a daughter.  I love to read for pleasure. I also enjoy completing craft projects, watching movies, and spending time with my familiy.