Phone: 828-428-8197, ext. 1307
Degrees and Certifications:
*BS, Communication from Appalachian State University *MA, English from Appalachian State University *National Board Certification
I am in my fifteenth year of teaching and my fifth year at Maiden High School. I attended East Burke High School and taught there for nine years before joining the MHS faculty. Currently I teach English II and AP Language and Composition in room 307. As advisor of Student Council, I enjoy working with student leaders to improve MHS. I am also co-advisor of the International Club and work with the wrestling managers to support the wrestling program. I am currently serving as the English department chairperson.
I studied Communication at Appalachian State University and graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor's degree (double majoring in Journalism and Advertising and minoring in Marketing and General Business). I spent several years working at newspapers, including The Asheville Citizen-Times and The News Herald, before discovering my passion for teaching. I still love to write, and I love teaching the art of writing! I also earned a master's degree in English from ASU, and I am a nationally board certified teacher.