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Subjects Taught
Fifth Grade



  • Prior to entering college I was a substitute teacher for Hamilton County Schools for many years.
  • 2007 - 2009 Chattanooga State Technical Community College where I earned an associates of science in teaching (AST)   
  • 2009 - 2011 Teacher education program at Tennessee Technological University where I complete my Bachelors of science in education K-6.  At the end of my teacher education program I completed course work for licensure in middle grades education grades 4 - 8 and early childhood education Pre-k - grades 3. 
  • 2012 Obtained Tennessee teaching license - Pre-K through grade 8
  • 2012  Concordia University Portland Oregon Master's degree in curriculum and instruction (Inquiry Science Education) 

  • 2016 - Present East Brainerd Elementary - 5th grade Math and Science 
  • 2013 - 2016 Hillcrest Elementary - Media Specialist - RTI Facilitator - Technology
  • 2012- 2013 Rossville Middle School - 8th grade Science
  • Spring 2012 Parapro Developmental Communication Classroom Lookout Valley Elementary
  • Fall 2011 Student Teaching Jasper Elementary School - 1st grade
  • Substitute teacher HCDE 

  • I grew up in the Colorado
  • I moved to Tennessee in 1987.
  • My husband and I have been married for 23 years and have three beautiful children and one amazing granddaughter 
  • We are the proud parents of a service dog (in training) who will be trained as a companion animal.
  • I became a teacher because I wanted to change the world, one child at a time, and believe there is no better place to make a difference than in a classroom. 
  • I am very excited to join the East Brainerd family and get to know all the wonderful children who spend so much of their day in the care of the faculty and staff at East Brainerd Elementary.