Ozark High School in 2000
University of Central Arkansas in 2004 (bachelor's degree)
Arkansas Tech University in 2007 (master's degree)
Bachelor of Science in Education (English)
Master of Education (Library Media)
Literacy Design Collaborative
Solution Tree Professional Learning Communities
I was born and raised in Ozark, Arkansas, and I have always been proud to be a Hillbilly. While I did not set out to return to my hometown to teach, I was thrilled to have the opportunity to do so when I graduated from the University of Central Arkansas with my bachelor's degree in 2004.
This will be my twelfth year to teach in the Ozark School District. I started my journey here at Ozark Junior High where I taught ninth grade English for one year. I then moved to OHS to teach tenth and eleventh grade English, and this is where I have been for eleven years.
This year I will teach English 11 and honors English 11.
I have been married to my husband, Clayton, for ten years. We have three children: Adeline, 7; Anajewel, (almost) 4; and Rhett, one year. Adeline will be in second grade at Elgin B. Milton Elementary this year.
We have one overly enthusiastic dog, Glory, whom I dearly love and usually despise all at the same time. We also have two horses, Samson and Jubilee, and one mule, Lightning. We are not necessarily horse/mule people, but my husband and children are determined to tackle the task of taming and training these stubborn and ornery animals, and I find myself being amused at their efforts. Our latest acquisition in the animal world is six chickens. I know nothing about them because my husband and children do all of the farming, but the plan is for the feathered friends to produce eggs at some point, and I can at least scramble those!
I would love to say that I have many hobbies, but raising a family of three children seems to take all of my spare time! However, I do enjoy reading when I have the opportunity to sit down.
When I am not teaching, I am spending valuable time with my family, usually at home or at church.