Degrees and Certifications:
BS Special Education K12 BS Special Education SLD
I have worked in Special Education for 40 years. I started out working at a group home for special needs adults for 2 years. Then I worked at the Adult Learning Center for severe and profound handicapped adults for 12 years. After that I worked at Tri-County Mental health as a Developmental Disabilities Case Manager for 3 years. I have been working in the school setting for 23 years. I was named Teacher of the Year in 2000-01 in Iredell County School System. In 2014-15, I was chosen Teacher Of Excellence for the Exceptional Children's Department for Catawba County Schools. I currently serve as the Lead Exceptional Children's Teacher at Catawba Elementary School.
I have been married for 36 years and had 2 amazing children. Both of my children are married with their own families. I have 7 Grandkids. I currently do not have any pets but both of my children have plenty of dogs that I get to enjoy. I attended Western Carolina University to obtain my Bachelor of Science degree in Special Education. I love to bake and decorate cakes as a hobby and I also like to read inspirational novels by Karen Kingsbury and Nicholas Sparks novels.