Welcome to my NWR homepage! I have hit the highlight of my career working at NWR as an AIG Specialist. Every step of my professional life has offered incredibly positive experiences and I have loved each school and my students for many reasons, but NWR feels like home and I am with my people. Fifth and sixth graders are such bundles of complex energy. Walking into this building simply makes me smile and brings a special kind of joy into my life.
How did I get here? After graduating from Francis Marion University in 1993 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education, I taught 4th, 5th, and 6th graders in the regular classroom. In August, 2013, after completing graduate courses at Mars Hill University, I began teaching gifted learners at North Windy Ridge as an AIG Specialist.
Life outside of NWR includes my husband, three adult children, a daughter-in-law, two silly and energetic Labrador Retrievers, and an 18 year old cat. Who knew this sweet kitten would be living with us longer than any of our children? My man is a retired educator with 36 years of public service. He deserves a boat! Our oldest son, Logan, lives in Charlotte. Son #2, Spencer, and his wife, Erica, live in Virginia Beach, VA. Austen Elizabeth, our daughter, lives in Raleigh. We have such big love for our kids and have so much fun being the parents of adults. I also enjoy ACC basketball, Boston Red Sox baseball, gardening, architecture, art, and have recently rekindled my love of swimming.
Please contact me if you have any concerns, large or small, and hopefully I will be able to provide guidance and solutions. email@example.com