Hailing from the small town of Chatom, AL, I am the product of the proverb, "It takes a village to raise a child." I grew up in a small town community with my family where I learned the values of diligence, dignity, and integrity. More importantly, I learned the importance of taking advantage of every opportunity afforded to me to enhance my academic and career successes. As a child, I became an athlete and a musician. These two attributes have been the driving force of discipline on my path to excellence in my career.
I am an Advanced Honors graduate of Washington County High School, where I was an active member of NHS, the marching and concert bands, and, also, captain of the basketball and softball teams. I received my Bachelor of Science Degree in English Language Arts from the University of West Alabama, where I also received my Master's degree in Adult Continuing Education and most recently my Master's of Arts in Teaching English Language Arts.
Returning for my fifth year here at PPS, I began my career as an educator with the Mobile County Public School System in 2011 at E.T. Belsaw/ Mt. Vernon School. During my tenure at Belsaw, I taught English Language Arts grades 6-8. I, also, served as Department Chair, Middle School Teacher Team Leader, 8th Grade sponsor, Athletic Director, and Head Coach of the volleyball and boys and girls' basketball teams.
While serving at PPS, I am honored to have been selected as Phillips Preparatory's Teacher of the Year, as well as Mobile County Public Schools' Middle School Teacher of the Year for 2019.
As a member of the PPS Staff, I serve as a teacher of MYP Language and Literature Course II, the chair for the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, and the Lady Pirates Basketball Coach.