I am married, and I have two children, Kiley and Marianna. I live about an hour from BHS (so don't tell me you overslept and were late to our class!!!) on a small farm. We have three horses, three dogs, three cats, two bunnies, two goats, and lots of chickens and ducks. My hobbies include reading, writing, gardening, baking, riding horses, and spending time with my family.
The 2015-2016 school year will be my fifth year at BHS and my twelfth year teaching. I graduated from The University of Virginia's College at Wise with a B.A. in English and from Old Dominion with a Master's of Science in Education.
Although I have lived in Virginia my whole life, I only recently moved to the Lynchburg area. I grew up in Northern Virginia, outside of Washington, D.C., and I spent several years in far Southwestern Virginia attending school and teaching.
If my high school teachers knew that I became a teacher, I think they would be surprised. Many teachers know at an early age that they want to spend their career as a teacher, but I didn't. In fact, I was just an okay student when I was in high school. I spent most of my time showing horses, and I was convinced I was going to become a vet. When I went to college, I struggled in my chemistry and upper-level math classes, but I excelled in English. An English professor wrote a note on one of my essays that said, "If majoring in science doesn't work out, we'd love to have you in the English department." And so, plan B was born. I majored in English, and here I am! Even though I didn't become a vet, I still enjoy having my menagerie of animals of my little farm.