Phone: 828-256-9545 ext. 302311
Degrees and Certifications:
BS Ed BiologyMA Ed.BiologyNational Board Certification
This is my 21st year teaching 8th grade science at Arndt. Before coming here, I taught Biology at Tuscola High School in Waynesville, NC and Biology 101 as a graduate assistant at Western Carolina University. I am National Board certified and a NC Environmental Educator. In addition to teaching at Arndt, I am also the coach of our Science Olympiad team and the advisor to the GEMS (Girls Excelling in Math and Science) club.
I have both bachelor's and master's degrees in biology from Western Carolina University. I was a member of the drumline of the WCU "Pride of the Mountains" marching band. I also did research on salamanders and spiders.
My husband Rich is a PE teacher at South Newton Elementary and a coach of the Newton-Conover High School men's soccer team(2 time state champs!). We have two daughters Emily, a freshman at Discovery High School, and Rebecca, a 5th grader at Mountain View Elementary. When I am not driving them to dance and acting classes, I enjoy reading, cross stitch, and gardening. I love spending time on the NC Outer Banks and cheer for the Atlanta Braves.