I am excited to be the ARI Reading Specialist at Hereford Elementary. I love all things reading and am interested in the science and art of teaching reading.

I have been married to my husband Andrew for 12 years, and we have two children, Reed (3) and Lynnleigh (1). I enjoy spending time with my family and seeing things through my kids' eyes as they experience the world. I love college football and cheering on the Auburn Tigers. War Eagle! But I also graduated from the University of Alabama, so I am a little divided in my loyalties now.

I love to travel and run, and I combine those two pursuits anytime I can. I love running long distances, especially the half-marathon. I am also a certified Body Pump instructor.

My role as the ARI Reading Specialist is to support and coach K-3 teachers in implementing best practices in the science of reading. It is literally my dream job, and I am so thrilled to be at HES doing what I love!
EdS in Elementary Education (University of Alabama)
MA in Curriculum & Instruction: Reading Specialist (University of Alabama)
MAT in Social Science Education (University of Central Florida)
BS in Psychology (University of Central Florida)
ALSDE Class AA Elementary Education
National Board Certified Teacher in Literacy: Reading-Language Arts
ALSDE Class A Reading Specialist P-12
ALSDE Class B- Elementary Education
ALSDE Class B- Secondary Education in English Language Arts (Grades 6-12)
ALSDE Class A- Secondary Education in Social Science Education (Grades 6-12)
Additional Certified Staff
2022-2023 ARI Reading Specialist, Sonnie Hereford Elementary, Huntsville City Schools
2020-2022 3rd Grade Teacher, Morris Elementary, Huntsville City Schools
2017-2020 Reading Intervention Specialist, Tuscaloosa City Schools 2017-2020
2013-2017, 6th Grade Teacher, Challenger Middle School, Huntsville City Schools
2010-2013, 6th Grade Teacher, Freedom Middle School, Orange County Public Schools (FL)