Middle School Instructional Coach for Cane Creek, Erwin, and Enka
I am looking forward to working with you this school year. This is my eleventh year with Buncombe County Schools. Prior to becoming a teacher, I worked in human resources at Ingles Corporate Offices in Black Mountain and also in Brevard at Computer Pals Learning Centers.
I earned my Bachelor of Arts in English degree with a concentration in Professional Writing and a minor in Travel and Tourism from Western Carolina University. I attained a 6-12 teaching licensure from the University of North Carolina at Asheville. In 2010, I became a National Board Certified Teacher in Middle Grades and in 2012 I attended classes at Lesley University in Boston. I have served on many UNCA education related committees and also worked with teachers at National Board Workshops.
I love teaching because I feel as though most days I am truly making a difference in someone's life. I am excited about this new adventure of literacy coaching. It is my desire to help support teachers and students with resources, new ideas, strategies, and pep talks!
In addition to teaching, I love to write. I am a freelance writer and editor for several online websites and have been published in WNC Woman Magazine, Incourage Magazine, The Transylvania Times, Christian Devotions, Devokids, Asheville-Citizen Times, and Edutopia Magazine. I look forward to sharing my love of writing with students and teachers.
On a personal note, I have been married to my husband Scott for 12 years. We met while going to school at WCU. We welcomed our beautiful daughter, Anna Grace, into our lives on February 26, 2008 and we also share our home with our rescued pets, Tory Dog and Catty Cat.
We love to travel and to be outdoors. My absolute favorite trip was to Cork, Ireland .
Check here often for my schedule, resources, and don't forget to read my blog posts each month.