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Education


Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood from the University of Montevallo

Master of Arts in Early Childhood Education from the University of Alabama at Birmingham



Experience

After I graduated the University of Montevallo I taught  one year in Jefferson County as a music teacher. I was a substitue teacher for Hoover City Schools during the same time. I was fortunate to be hired in Hoover as a first grade teacher.  I have been teaching first grade for 23 years.  I have been at South Shades Crest for the last 21 years.



Bio

I grew up in the Hoover area.  I am a graduate of Berry High School. I have been married to my husband Greg for 17 years.  We have three children.  Our oldest son is employed in Tennessee. Our daughter is a 7th grader. And our youngest son is 5 years old. We have two dogs and two cats.