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Subjects Taught
1st Grade


I graduated from Southaven High School in 1990.  I attended two years at Northwest Community College in Southaven.  I received my Bachelor of Science Degree in Education at Delta State University in 1995.


I am a First Grade Teacher at Shadow Oaks Elementary.  I have been a teacher at Shadow Oaks for over 20 years.  I first taught 3rd grade for 4 years and then I chose to move down to 2nd grade.  I taught in 2nd grade for 8 years.  I have taught in the Title I program for 6 years.  This year will be my 5th year to teach 1st Grade and I am very excited.  I love working one-on-one with students as well as in small groups.  It is a great joy to see students reach their highest potential.  I am also very fortunate to work with a great team of ladies.  Mrs. Carpenter will be my assistant this year.  She is very knowledgeable and loves children.   


I grew up in a small town in Oklahoma.  My family moved to Southaven when I was 14.  I attended Southaven High School.  I have an older sister and brother.  I have a younger sister.  I have seven nieces and nephews.  I am married, but I do not have children. I have a cat. I attend Colonial Hills Church.