I am thrilled to be part of the Locust Grove High School family. I would like all stakeholders to think of Locust Grove High School as a central part of the Locust Grove community. For this goal to be realized, our students will need to continue to take pride in their accomplishments both in the classroom and in their extra-curricular activities. I want parents to feel welcome to come to school to be part of our students’ education. I want to help our teachers build rigor into their lessons and continue to build relationships with students and their parents. As the principal, my goal for all students is to become productive citizens, beginning while in school and continuingwith graduation.When our students graduate from Locust Grove High School, I want them to possess the skills they will need to be successful in the next stage of their lives along with fond memories of their time at LGHS.
I grew up in Gahanna, Ohio and attended Otterbein College in Westerville, Ohio. I moved to Georgia in 1979 and received a Bachelor’s Degree in Education from Tift College in Forsyth, Georgia. In 2006, I earned a M.Ed. in Educational Leadership from Georgia State University.
Before being named as the Principal of Locust Grove High School, I served as an assistant principal at both Ola High School and Ola Middle School. I also served as the Rockdale County K-12 Mathematics Coordinator.
This year marks my 30thyear in education. I began my teaching career in Upson County, teaching students math and language arts at R.E. Lee Junior High School. I taught mathematics at Union Grove High from 2002-2006 and at Morrow High for seventeen years.
I am a member of the Georgia Council of the Teachers of Mathematics and the National Council of the Supervisors of Mathematics. I am also a member of the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development. Additionally, I have had the privilege of serving on the Board of Advisors at the Principals Center at Georgia State University for the past five years.