I am a graduate of Harriman High School, Class of 2000. From HHS, I attended Furman University in Greenville, SC, and graduated in 2004 with a Bachelors Degree in Political Science. Following graduation, I worked for two years in the Roane County
School system - one as a substitute and the other as a teachers' assistant at Walnut Hill Elementary School. After discovering how much fun it was to work with children, I enrolled in the Master of Arts in Teaching program at Lee University in Cleveland, TN. I received my Masters Degree on July 28, 2007, and began working at Harriman Middle School that fall.
While working on my Masters Degree, I was fortunate enough to live in a suburb of Athens, Greece, for almost 3 months. This time was spent finishing my internship by working at a private school for refugees. I taught 7th grade spelling and grammar, and I also taught 7th and 8th grade math.
I have also earned a PhD in Education with a concentration in Leadership Studies from The University of Tennessee, Knoxville.