Welcome to my NWR home page! 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. 5th and 6th graders are such bundles of complex energy. Walking into this building, listening to their conversations, 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 grades in the regular classroom. In August, 2013, after completing graduate coursework 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 a 17 year old cat. 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 love our kids and have so much fun being with them. I also enjoy 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