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 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 grade children in the regular classroom. In August, 2013, after completing 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, two daughters-in-law, identical twin grand daughters, two silly and energetic Labrador Retrievers, and a 20 year old cat. Who knew this smelly cat 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 that actually runs! Our oldest son, Logan, lives in Charlotte with his family, staying busy with twins. Son #2, Spencer, and his family live in Clinton Township, MI. He is an officer in the USCG, at Station Port Huron. Austen Elizabeth, our daughter, and her family, live in Raleigh. She is Executive Director of Wake County Democratic Party. We have such big love for our kids and enjoy being the parents of adults. With the addition of our grandchildren in 2016, our hearts beat differently. Life is grand.
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