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I hold a Master of Arts in Education from the University of North Alabama. I am a member of the Kappa Delta Pi International Honor Society in Education and the Alpha Theta Chi Collegiate Honor Society.


I began my teaching career in the fall of 1995.  I have been a teacher in the Madison City school district since 2006. I have been a proud to be a James Clemens Jet since the shool opened in the fall of 2012. I grew up speaking the Spanish language with relatives and close family friends.  Though I am not hispanic, I have relatives who have married into my family that are.  When I was a child, one of my mother's best friends was a Puerto Rican woman who was also my babysitter. My siblings and I learned the language and culture as we grew up along side her children.  Currently, my sister in law is a third generation Guatemalan American and my father spends his time living between Panama and Colombia; they both continue to add the flavor and language of the Latin American culture that enriches our family on a daily basis. 


Even though I was a military child,  I call Florence, Alabama my hometown.  I spent my middle school and high school years there. I remained there to go to college and graduate school.  In 2002, my husband and I moved to Madison and we have been here since.  I am married to a wonderful man named Robert and we have a beautiful 5 year old daughter, Sarah-Katharine, and a very spoiled chihuahua, Gidget.  I enjoy reading, music, theater, walking, playing board games, and spending time with family and friends.