I graduated from McRae High School in McRae, Arkansas in 1993. After that, I attended Harding University in Searcy, Arkansas. In 1993 I graduated with a bachelor’s degree in kinesiology and mathematics and hold current Arkansas teaching licenses for both math and physical education. I was a member of Alpha Chi Honor Society and voted Harding’s first Kinesiology Student of the Year in 1993 by the kinesiology faculty. During my time there I was a varsity athlete in cross country, indoor track, & outdoor track with All-AIC conference honors.
I have participated in professional development including: Solution Tree PLC Summit national conference in Arizona, various breakout sessions on formative assessments and RTI, NCTM workshops, 3 years of Laying the Foundation workshops through AR AIMS/NMSI, and 4 years of College Ready Math Master Teacher/Quantitative Literacy workshops at the University of Arkansas.
I started teaching at Huntsville in August of 2002. My first assignment was as the sole teacher of physical education for all Kindergarten through 2nd grade students at Watson Primary, as well as for 6th graders at the Intermediate school. In 2003, I transferred to the middle and high schools. During this time period I taught PE to 7th and 8th graders for half a day and then traveled to High School to teach math for the afternoon. In 2005, I moved to the high school full time I have taught the following classes at Huntsville High School: Algebra A, Algebra B, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Pre-AP Algebra 2, Geometry, Honors Geometry, Precalculus with Trigonometry, and Kinesiology. I also traveled to Middle School to teach 8th grade Algebra 1. I am a Math Master Teacher as determined by College Ready (in conjunction with the University of Arkansas). I was Fellowship of Christian Athletes sponsor for several years.
I have coached two years of girls’ high school soccer (2003-2004 seasons), three seasons of junior high and senior high boys’ and girls’ track & field (2006, 2007, and 2018), and thirteen seasons of junior high and senior high boys’ & girls’ cross country (2006-present), with one state championship and numerous conference championships. I have also worked many years with academic teams like Quiz Bowl, which won state championships in 2017/2018. I am officially retired from coaching now, but still very much involved!
This year, I am going to be teaching AP Prep Algebra 2, Trig/Pre-Calculus, and Kinesiology.
My husband, Mike, and I are very active in our church. I love to travel, see new places, and meet new people. We have always been involved in sports: whether it be St. Louis Cardinals baseball, Arkansas Razorbacks (football, basketball, baseball, track, or XC), or watching our kids play basketball, baseball, golf, track, & XC. We also love the outdoors. I personally love to hike, sew, cook, garden, do small home improvement projects – most of which take place in the summer! Last, but definitely not least, I consider my 26 year marriage to the love of my life & my two beautiful, talented children to be my greatest achievement in life.