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Bachelor of Science; Diagnostic Prescriptive Teaching

Master of Education; Exceptional Education K-12


This is my 37th year of teaching. I have taught in Hamilton County for 34 of those years. Before teaching in Hamilton County, I taught in Whitfield County GA.  I have taught in Elementary, Middle and High Schools. My experience in Exceptional Education is diverse. I have taught Behavior Management Class, Comprehensive Classes, Advanced Studies, Resource and Inclusion. I also like to stay involved with students through extra curricular activities such as clubs, tutoring and Homework Hotline. 


I love teaching at Ooltewah High School. My husband Bob and I have 2 children. (also 1 cat  and 2 dogs) Both children graduated from UTK. Our daughter just received her MBA from Bryan college and our son is in his second year of med school at LMU. When at home, you can usually find me working in the garden or working in the yard, I am an avid outdoors person and that includes hunting, fishing, and four-wheeling.