Rosman Elementary School
School Library Media Coordinator
Phone: (828) 862-4431
Thank you for visiting my website! I am very excited to be the new media coordinator at Rosman Elementary School this school year. I have taught 7th grade Social Studies at Valley Springs Middle School in Buncombe County for the past ten years, from 2009 to 2019. I love to teach about world history and global cultures, and I also love to help students find great books they can enjoy reading. I believe there is nothing more important than reading, and my priority this year is to help all students to grow in their love of reading.
I was born and raised in the small, rural town of Johnston City in Southern Illinois, by an electrician father and a third grade teacher mother. There, I attended Jefferson Elementary School, Washington Middle School, and Johnston City High School, graduating in 1997. After high school, I attended college for three different degrees (see below), attending the University of Illinois, University of North Carolina- Asheville, and East Carolina University. I bought my first home in Etowah, NC in 2014, and have enjoyed quiet country living for five years now.
Outside of school, I love to spend as much time as I can with my sweet dog, Ollie. He is like my child, and we enjoy playing in the surrounding forests and rivers together. I am also an aunt to two sweet young boys who live in Louisville, KY and I love to visit them every chance I get. I also enjoy going to live music concerts, especially those in the progressive bluegrass and jam band genres. Of course, one of my favorite things to do is READ!
East Carolina University
- Master's Degree in Library Science, 2018
University of North Carolina- Asheville
- Teacher Certification, 2008
University of Illinois- Urbana-Champaign
- Bachelor's Degree in Anthropology, 2002
North Carolina Teacher Licensure Areas
- Media Coordinator K-12
- Social Studies 6-9
- Social Studies 9-12
- Language Arts 6-9