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I read a book called One Child by Torey Hayden in the sixth grade and I knew I wanted to be a teacher. This book had helped me find my passion and today I get to live it.
This school year is beginning my twentieth year in education. I earned my Bachelor's Degree in Special Education from Bowling Green State University and my Masters Degree in Special Education from Northern Kentucky University. I also hold a K-12 administrative certificate from the University of the Cumberlands. I have taught grades 4-12 in both Kentucky and Ohio, but I have spent the majority of my teaching career at the high school level. I truly believe my job is to not only help students succeed academically, but to learn from each success and failure and to also figure out who they are along the way. Simply stated, I want each student to learn how to be independent and happy.
When I am not teaching or doing school related activities, I am hanging out with my family of five. I married my high school sweetheart and we have three children, my oldest son is a sophomore in college and my girl/boy twins are juniors in another school district. My kids keep me fairly busy with their activities, but I love it because I know they will be leaving me all too soon. My husband and I love to hike and kayak and I of course can always be found with a book in my hand. Reading is my passion- it lead me to teaching.