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I graduated from UNC-Wilmington in 1998 with a B.A. in English/Literature. In 2005 I went back to school to get my license in Elementary Education. In June of 2007 I received my Elementary Education License through UNC-Wilmington.


I taught 8th grade Language Arts for a year in 1998-1999. After getting my license I subbed on base at Tarawa Terrace from 2008-2012, and then again in 2014-2016. I was able to Long Term sub in 1st, 2nd, and Kindergarten. My long-term positions were as short as 6 weeks to a full year in classrooms. When I was not long terming, I was still in the classroom most of the year where I was able to get experience in a variety of grade levels. 


I am a North Carolina native. I was born and raised in Wayne County in the Grantham community. I attended Grantham Elementary and then went to high school at Southern Wayne. After graduating high school I attended University of Mount Olive for 2 years before transferring to UNC-Wilmington. I attended UNC-Wilmington for 3 years and graduated with an Bachelor's Degree in English.

While at UNC-Wilmington I met my husband who was a Marine stationed at Camp LeJeune. We were married in September of 2000. In January of 2001 we were stationed in Beaufort, SC for 4 years. While there I had my 1st son, Caleb in 2003. In January of 2004, we returned back to Jacksonville and were once again stationed at Camp LeJeune. I went back to school in 2005 to get my teaching license from UNC-Wilmington. In 2008, I was blessed with a daughter, Sadee and then 3 years later I was blessed again with another son, Kolton.

In 2012, we were stationed at Twenty-Nine Palms, California where we stayed for 2 years, and then returned to North Carolina in the summer of 2014. When I came back to North Carolina,I took a long term position on base in 2nd grade. Then in 2016, I was given a home here at Parkwood Elementary School. My year has not only included a 3rd grade classroom, but a newly retired Marine I call my husband, Jerrod. I am so proud to be a panda and can't wait to see what other adventures lie ahead here at PWES!