Tesnatee Gap Elementary
This is my thirteenth year as a teacher, ten of which have been in White County. I was motivated to pursue my current teaching position because of my own son, Brady. Brady has a mitochondrial disorder, autism, and epilepsy. Raising a child like Brady has opened my eyes and heart to those around us who face different challenges. I find myself in the roles of researcher, advocate, and educator when it comes to learning and sharing knowledge regarding different disabilities and the best practices to help those with special needs learn about the world around them and their very special place in it. I want parents to know that I will work very hard this year to guide their children to new discoveries and adventures.
2013-current, Special Education Teacher, Grades 3-5, Tesnatee Gap Elementary School
2010-2016, Writing Teacher, Grades 9-12, Mountain Education Charter High School
2008-2013, English Teacher, Grade 9, White County Ninth Grade Academy
2005-2007, Language Arts Teacher, Grade 7, South Hall Middle School
2004-2005, English Teacher, Grades 9-10, Dooly County High School
Master of Arts in Teaching, University of North Georgia, 2012
Bachelor of Arts in English, University of North Georgia, 2004
College Prep diploma, Fannin County High School, 1998
I currently have certifications in the fields of English (6-12), Sp Ed General Curriculum (P-12), Sp Ed Adapted Curriculum (P-12), Sp Ed Language Arts Cognitive Level (P-12), Sp Ed Reading Cognitive Level (P-8), Sp Ed Social Studies Cognitive Level (P-8), Sp Ed Science Cognitive Level (P-8), and Sp Ed Math Cognitive Level (P-8).
Certified Autism Specialist 2016
MindSet Certification 2016
2010-2011 White County Ninth Grade Academy Teacher of the Year