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 11 years! Although I loved 3rd grade, I made the decision to move to the Library in 2019. This will be my fourth year as our school's Library Media Specialist, and I absolutely LOVE IT!!! I have always loved to read, and I hope to help my students to find the genre of books that they love. I also serve as our school's Instructional Technology Leader, the 21 CCLC Grant Coordinator (providing before and after school learning opportunities for our students) and am a Google Certified Educator Levels 1 and 2, a Clever Certified Educator, and a Kahoot Certified Educator.