I wasn't born in the South, but I certainly call it home. I was born an Army brat in Washington, DC, and lived as far away as Amman, Jordan. When I was in first grade, my family settled in Clayton County, and I've been a Georgia girl ever since.
I graduated from Jonesboro High School in 1987, and attended the University of Georgia for two years before coming home to figure a few things out. While I was doing that, I got married and had my son Joshua, who is an Ola High graduate - class of 2009 (woohoo!). I graduated Magna Cum Laude from Georgia State with a Bachelor of Arts in English (with a concentration in rhetoric and composition and a minor in sociology). Then I earned a Master of Arts in Education from the University of Phoenix.
In addition to being a teacher, I have also worked in the medical, legal, and social service fields. I have worked with a wide variety of age levels during my years in education, but I must say that the most fun I have ever had is working with teenagers, especially those at Ola High School. Their interests, energy, and lively spirits keep me excited to get up and go to work every day. I am blessed to be in such a good place with good people!
My household also includes three cats (Tonic, Rax, and Fish) and a dog (Jade). Not surprisingly, my favorite hobby is reading, although I also enjoy painting, traveling, board games, and puzzles.