I was born and raised in a small town in southeast Kansas. After graduation from Uniontown High School, I attended Fort Scott JUCO and Pittsburg State University.
I received a Bachelor’s Degree in Education, with a major in Biology Education and a minor in Physical Education. I attended the University of Arkansas and have 36 graduate hours in Gifted and Health education. I am certified to teach Life sciences (Biology, Anatomy), Physical sciences (Chemistry and Physical Science), Health, PE, and GT.
I attended the APSI training at the University of Arkansas and received additional certification to teach AP Biology.
I started teaching in 1977 at Gentry High School. I taught science there for 5 years before moving to Hindsville. I started teaching at Huntsville High School in 1983 and have been at HHS ever since. That makes a total of 41 years teaching with 36 of them in Huntsvile! I am currently teaching AP Biology, PAP Biology, and General Biology and I love it!
I married my husband Tom when I was a sophomore in college and we have been married for 46 years. We have 5 children: Tracy (who teaches at Watson Primary), T.W., Luke, Jay (who at 6 months old went to be with his Heavenly Father), and Andy. All graduated from HHS and still live within 10 miles of one another. I have 12 grandchildren that range in age from 21 to 5 months! They are my source of joy and happiness!
I spend my free time with my children and grandchildren and I wouldn’t want it any other way. I love to travel this great USA and particularly love Yellowstone National Park and the Rocky Mountains. There is nothing more beautiful! I like to take my grandchildren with me to add to the fun. Last summer I took my 3 oldest granddaughters and their mother to Hawaii to visit Pearl Harbor and Waikiki. This summer, my 8 year old grandson accompanied us to Yellowstone and the Tetons. He had quite an experience! Our whole family gets together often and loves going to the area lakes to swim, picnic, fish, to have some summer fun together! A couple more tidbits of information: I am an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ, and I love really love Christmas and SNOW!