As a seasoned educator, I have found great honor in being an integral part of children's learning in the first through eighth grades. As a native of Tennessee I hold a teaching certificate there and in Georgia. I am passionate about both teaching and learning. My degrees in elementary education, counseling, curriculum and instruction and leadership and professional practice are evidence of that point. My education has equipped me for personal advancement. For that I am truly grateful. Therefore, I want to help students to excel and discover personal success. I understand that it is necessary for education to train students in self-relaince and I have dedicated my career to that cause.