I was born and raised in Jefferson County and graduated from Jefferson County High School in 1998. I have degrees from Carson-Newman University (Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education and Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction) and East Tennessee State University (Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis).
My teaching career began at White Pine School from 2002-2008. In August of 2008, I became the Assistant Principal at White Pine School and worked as an administrator there for four school years and served as Interim Principal during one of them. In August 2012, I moved to Mt. Horeb Elementary and served as the Assistant Principal for eight school years. In August 2020, I moved to Jefferson Elementary as the Interim Principal for the first semester and then in January 2021, I came back to Mt. Horeb Elementary to serve as Principal.
In my spare time, I teach at Carson-Newman University and serve on dissertation committees. In my community in White Pine, Tennessee, I serve as the chairperson for the local Planning Commission and Board of Zoning Appeals and enjoy working with others to help make the town a great place to live. I consider myself a lifelong learner and believe in the value of an education. At MHES we are so happy to have the opportunity to work with all stakeholders in order to help all of our students reach their full potential.
I am a native of Jefferson County. I graduated from Jefferson County High School and then later from Carson Newman with degrees in Elementary Education, Physical Education, and Educational Leadership and Administration. This is my 24th year in education. I have 3 children, Trey, Ryan, and Drew. I have always had a love for education and sports, especially reading, science, and basketball. I hope to make a positive difference in the lives of the students and staff at my school every day, as well as a positive impact on my community.