Degrees and Certifications:
B.S. Ed. Secondary Social Studies, Georgia State University, 1991
M.Ed. Secondary Social Studies, Mercer University, 2002
AP U.S. History, Oglethorpe University, 2004
Middle Grades English Language Arts, 2010
Gifted Endorsement, Griffin RESA, 2011
AP Human Geography, Walton HS APSI, 2012
I was born in Atlanta, raised in Marietta, graduated with honors from Sprayberry High School in 1986, where I also played varsity soccer. I attended Georgia Southern for two years, then Georgia State Universitiy, where I earned my B.S. degree in Secondary Education. I taught High School Social Studies at Griffin and Spalding High Schools for 10 years. Afterwards, I served the Luella Middle School community in Henry County for 6th and 8th graders over 7 years. I earned my Masters Degree at Mercer University in 2002, and my Gifted Endorsement in 2010. I am Georgia certified 6-12 Social Studies, and 6-8 Language Arts. I have been with Impact Academy, an online/blended learning environment, since its inception in 2012.
I have three adult children who are in college, and I am recently remarried with two step-children! I also enjoy playing, coaching, watching, and refereeing soccer, biking, hiking, reading, and 'computing', as well as watching Atlanta United soccer, Braves baseball, UGA and Falcons football. I am currently an assistant coach for the soccer program at Union Grove High School.