I grew up in a Title I school in the East Tennessee Mountains. My bachelor’s degree In Early and Elementary Education was earned at Carson-Newman College in Tennessee. While living in Alabama, I attended Auburn University to earn my master’s degree in Adult Education. After moving to Georgia, I earned my specialist degree with a major in Teacher Leadership and a minor in Brain-Based Learning. Each opportunity has enriched my life. In Tennessee, I taught Kindergarten and First Grade. In Florida I had the privilege of working with adults earning their GED, managed the vocational students to obtain graduation requirements, and with adults in a retirement center. My oldest student was 101 years old! While in Alabama, I taught adult education for Anniston City Schools. In this position, I worked with adults who were working on their GED and ESOL students. In addition, the position took me to a homeless shelter, abused women shelter and a job ready center. After moving to Georgia, I had the opportunity to create a program for Head Start teachers and co-teachers through Central Georgia Technical College. I have worked in the Houston County School System for 17 years. My husband and I have been married 39 years and we have two adult sons that attended Houston County Schools. I'm looking forward to a great year!