Greetings! It is my honor to serve as the Reading Specialist at Highlands Elementary. I am a Georgia Peach from the city of Atlanta! I enjoy movie nights with my husband and two sons, traveling, playing Sudoku, and spending time with family. My philosophy of education is "Every student can learn, just not in the same way.” Each child is a unique individual who needs guided instruction that will address the needs of their learning style. It is my desire as the Reading Specialist to meet those needs by collaborating with teachers to develop strategic lessons that enrich the reading curriculum. I believe the key to reading success is being student-focused and data-driven, coupled with setting goals and solving problems, our students can excel to their fullest learning potential. I believe all students are gifted readers; they just open their gifts at different times. SOAR HAWKS!
Ed. S. Teaching and Learning (Augusta State University)
M. Ed. Curriculum and Instruction (Augusta State University)
B.S. Early Education Childhood Education (Paine College)
ALSDE Class AA Early Childhood Education
ALSDE Class AA Elementary Education
National Board Certification Literacy: Reading – Language Arts: Early and Middle Childhood
Additional Certified Staff
I began my teaching career in the year of 2007 in Augusta, Georgia. In 2010, I relocated back to my hometown of Atlanta, Georgia to teach. In Atlanta, I was awarded Teacher of the Year along with several other accolades, and I completed endorsements in Reading, Gifted, and English Language Learners. After I got married in 2014, I relocated to Florence, South Carolina where I completed my certification in Montessori Early Childhood Education, Montessori Elementary 1, Read2Succeed, and Reading Recovery. In 2019, I relocated to Huntsville with my family. Throughout my teaching career, I have taught grades K-4th, Lower Montessori, and Reading Recovery.