Library Media Specialist
Louisiana Tech University, Ruston, LA
Northwestern State University, Natchitoches, LA
Bachelor of Arts, Louisiana Tech Univerisity
Library Science Certification
Pinecrest Elementary/Middle School Rookie Teacher of the Year-1990
Pinecrest Elementary/Middle School Teacher of the Year-2000
I have had the honor of teaching at Pinecrest Elementary/Middle School since 1990. In 2015 I moved into the position of the Library Media Specialist. I collaborate and teach with all grades and subjects. I believe that all students can find a safe way to explore the world through literature, and I absolutley love what I do.
I have been married to my husband, Joel, for 30 years, and we have two amazing children. Savannah is 27 years old, and she works as an Occupational Therapist at Glory Therapy. My son, Connor, is 23 years old. He is a senior at Louisiana Tech and is majoring in Chemical Engineering. I also share my life with our spoiled rotten rescue cat, Oliver.
When I am not working you will usually find me curled up on my sofa reading. I believe that reading and libraries have the power to change lives, and I have seen it happen with my own children. Books represent an escape, an learning experience, and a way to develop empathy. Books really do have the power to change who you are.
My Top 5 Favorite Children’s Books