I am a hometown girl. I grew up in the Grassland Community of Edmonson County. I attended Brownsville Elementary, Brownsville Jr. High, and was a 1982 graduate of Edmonson County High School.a
I met and married my wonderful husband, Kurt, in 1988. Our son, Jake, came along adding joy to our lives in 1991. We continue to live in the Grassland Community.
I earned my Bachelor’s of Science in Elementary Education from Western Kentucky University. I also completed a Fifth Year Program which included certification to teach students with Learning or Behavior Disorders. Continuing my education, I completed a Master of Arts in Education and a Rank I in Administration with Director of Special Education certification.
I began my teaching career in 1991-92 as a Brownsville Elementary Bulldog. Since that time, I have filled many roles in the educational field. I served as the Family Resource/Youth Services Center Coordinator for Oakland Elementary and Warren Central High School in 1992-93. I taught special education resource and collaboration classes at Horse Branch Elementary in Ohio County from 1993-1997, Edmonson County High School from 1997-2001, and Kyrock Elementary from 2001-2004. In August 2004, I made a change from special educator to regular educator and continued teaching second and third grades at Kyrock elementary until August 2011. I feel like I came full circle, in August 2011, when I transferred to South Edmonson Elementary. Brownsville Elementary (now closed) evolved into South Edmonson when a new building was constructed on the south side of Edmonson County. The first year I was at South, I taught a split first/second grade class. Currently, I teach first grade. Who knows…maybe I will retire from the school where it all started! 🙂