• 2020 HMS TOTY
    Subject(s) taught - 8th Grade ELA and Social Studies Teacher
    Years in profession - 14
    Years in Henry County Schools - 6
    Favorite memory/moment in career - "My favorite memory/moment as a teacher occurred when one of my former students pointedly informed me at the beginning of his 8th grade year that he hated ELA, and he did not expect to do well in class or on the Georgia Milestones. I politely acknowledged his feelings, smiled, and informed him that he would have a change of heart by the end of the year. Not only did my student progress from a beginning learner to a proficient learner that year, but he also reported that ELA had become one of his favorite subjects. At the end of his freshman year in high school, he came for a visit. He informed me that he was an honor student, and that ELA was his best subject. As he handed me a thank you card, he said I just wanted to come and personally thank you for believing in me when I did not believe in myself. You really made a difference in my life."
    Fun Fact -   "I love to dance."
    Dream vacation - I would love to spend two weeks in the Mediterranean, specifically visiting Spain, Greece, Italy, France and Malta.
    Favorite Book - The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison
    Favorite movie - Love & Basketball
    Favorite food - Fish
    Favorite color - Cyan
    Saying you use the most - "Excellence is our standard!"