I am an artist and innovative educator who has a B.S. Ed. in Middle School Education from the University of Georgia. I graduated cum laude, with High Honors and with Honors in the Department as well as many other awards for campus involvement and leadership. My specializations are Language Arts and Social Sciences. My Honors Thesis documents the Georgia Department of Education's attempt to bring eight teachers from Germany to fill the gap that existed in math and science educators in the public school systems at that time.
I obtained my M. Ed. from Vanderbilt University's Peabody College as a scholarship recipient of the Vanderbilt Institute of Public Policy Studies, with a specific interest in educational administration. My initial employment was as a Corporate Trainer with MCI Telecom. My career path at MCI led to extensive experience as both a manager and trainer, traveling across the U.S. and Puerto Rico working with local Bell operating companies and strategizing with the national C.A.R.E. Board (Customer Account Record Exchange).
I elected to put my career on hold to raise my two children. I chose to return to the classroom rather than the business world, wanting to focus my attention on my lifelong interest in education rather than following the corporate path that was waiting for me. After teaching a variety of ages from pre-school to eighth grade, I have been happily engaged with the Davis Academy Middle School for over fifteen years, currently teaching Sixth Grade Language Arts as well as Digital Studio, a course I developed that allows my creativity with visual arts in technology to flourish.