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Teacher Feature January 2018

What is your educational background?
I went to Franklin Elementary, Meadowview Middle School, and East Surry High School. After high school I attended Surry Community College and Lees-McRae College where I earned my teaching degree.
 
Where do you teach? What grade level(s) and subject area(s)?
I teach 4th grade math and science at Jones Intermediate School.
 
How many years have you been in education?
I was a tutor and substitute teacher for four years. I have been a teacher for five years.
 
What is your favorite part of the year and why?
Although I love snow, my favorite part of the year is baseball season! I love watching all of my past, present, and future students play ball and of course go Braves!
 
Finish this statement: I teach because...
I want to show students that school can be fun and that it’s ok to have fun. We can grow academically but also grow to be kind, encouraging, respectful leaders. I want to give students confidence in themselves. They deserve someone believing in them.
 
Ask your class or group of students to describe you using 3 adjectives.
Fun, dependable, and awesome