I graduated from Conway High School in 1984 and UCA in 1989. I have a degree in Elementary Education. In 1999 i recieved my Master’s Degree from UALR in Reading.
I am a former Reading Recovery teacher and have also taught second and third grade. I have attended state training in ELLA, Effective Literacy, and Literacy Lab. I am currently working on certification in the Barton Reading and Spelling System.
I am beginning my 28th year with the Mayflower School District this year. The children and parents of Mayflower are near and dear to my heart. In my position as Literacy Coach I work with students in small groups and in classrooms to improve reading and writing skills. I also work with teachers to plan reading and writing instruction.
Our family enjoys sports and showing livestock. We have a small farm and raise show pigs and chickens. Pat and I coach softball and he coaches Holly’s basketball team. We are involved in all aspects of the Mayflower community.