I was married in 2005 and have two children who attend Jefferson County Schools.
I began my career as a Case Manager at Cherokee Health Systems working with the adult Severe and Persistent Mentally Ill (SPMI) population. I worked at Cherokee for almost 5 years and obtained my School Counseling degree during that time. I was hired on as a School Counselor for Jefferson County School in 2005 and traveled between New Market and Talbott Elementary Schools for many years. I have been certified to teach Love and Logic Parenting Classes since 2013 and periodically offer trainings to the public. I was encouraged by administrator (Vickie Forgety) to go back to school in order to obtain my administrator license. In August 2017 I was named to the position of Teacher Mentor Evaluator for New Market, Piedmont and Talbott Elementary Schools. I was briefly in this position until I accepted the principal position at New Market Elementary in December 2017.
In my spare time I love to spend time with my family and friends, read, hike and travel.
Lincoln Memorial University - Educational Specialist degree (Ed.S), 2017.
Carson Newman College - Masters in Education for School Counseling (M.Ed), 2004.
Carson Newman College - Bachelors degree in Human Services, 2000