I have been teaching in McDowell County for over 23 years. I am married to Steve, who is a full time Pastor and full time truck driver. We have been blessed with a great family: our daughter Tamara and her husband Lynn, our son Steven Michael and his wife Candice, and our youngest son, Logan who is a junior at Appalachian State University. We have three beautiful granddaughters - Adrienne (11), Sydney (5) and Cassi (3). Steve and I love to play instruments and sing, enjoy watching adventure movies and murder mysteries, and I like going to the park with my granddaughters.
I grew up in Burke County and Iredell County, graduating from Statesville High School. I attended college at Appalachian State University for my Bachelor's and Master's Degrees. My academically and intellectually gifted graduate level add-on program was at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. I am Nationally Board Certified, and have participated in professional development in environmental science through the NC Forestry Service, and STEM (science technology engineering and math) activities through the Engineering Place at NC State University. I have attended the Mickelson Exxon Mobile Teacher Academy and have coached summer classes (Future Engineers) through the North Carolina Center for Engineering Technologies.
At Eastfield Global Magnet School, I will be the AIG Specialist and the Academic Facilitator. I am excited to coach in many ways, including our new robotics team, the Animatronics; alongside my colleague, Ms. Chaffin. I check email frequently, so if you need to contact me with any questions, please send it to: email@example.com