Welcome to First Grade at Oakridge Elementary! I am so excited to be teaching first grade this year! I received my Bachelors Degree in Early Childhood Education from UNC-Chapel Hill. I am also a National Board Certified teacher. I have been teaching for 31 years. All of my experience has been in kindergarten and first grade. I taught for 30 years in North Carolina and this will be my second year in Clover School District.
My husband is a pastor and we live over the state line in Gastonia, North Carolina. We have two adult children. Our daughter, Maggie, is in college part time and also works full time as a teacher assistant. Our son, Luke, is also a pastor and lives with his wife Kelly in Peachland, NC. I have one granddaughter, Addie, who is the sweetest thing ever!
When I'm not teaching, I enjoy exercising, reading, and crocheting. I love the mountains and try to travel there whenever I can!
I am so happy to be a part of your child's school experience. Please let me know if you need anything during our journey through first grade!