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Harriman Middle School

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I have started a project at DonorsChoose.org.  DonorsChoose is like a crowdsourcing funding website for teachers to use to acquire supplies for their classrooms.
 
The project I have submitted is for lockout hasps and combination locks that I can use to create breakout boxes for use in class.  The locks are reprogrammable, so they can be used for multiple breakout activities.  Students will have to work together to solve problems and reveal codes in order to open the locks.  The hasps allow for multiple locks to be used on one box, so the challenge level can be adjusted for each activity.  This project is for hasps and locks only.  If I can get the hasps and locks funded, I will purchase lockable tool boxes from Dollar Tree to use the locks with.
 
If you would consider supporting my project, I would greatly appreciate it.  You can find more information and can donate at the link below!  Thank you!!
 
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.