After graduating from Volunteer High School, I earned my Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education and a Master's Degree in School Librarianship from East Tennessee State University. I began my teaching career in 2006 at Rogersville City School teaching 3rd grade before coming to Surgoinsville Elementary School in 2007. I taught 2nd grade for one year before moving to 3rd grade for the next 12 years! Although I loved 3rd grade, I made the decision to move to the Library in 2019. This will be my second year as our school's Library Media Specialist, and I absolutely LOVE IT!!! I can't wait to share my love of literature with your child. I also serve as our school's Instructional Technology Leader, and am a Google Certified Educator Level 1 and 2, a Clever Certified Educator, and a Kahoot Certified Educator.