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Subjects Taught
Special Education


I have bachelors degree In Early Childhood Education from Arkansas State University and have completed 12 hours towards my masters degree.


I am in my 21st year as a teacher and my twenty second  year in education. I started my career as a preschool coordinator for Phillips County developmental Center overseeing the services and education of preschoolers with special needs. After a short time here, I moved on to be the education coordinator for head start in Forrest City, Arkansas. I spent a year and a half working for head start when I was offered a teaching position in Forrest City. At Forrest City, I taught first, third, fourth,and sixth grades. I have spent the last five years teaching math and science to 5th graders.


I am happy to be teaching at Olive Branch elementary. I have been teaching in the Forrest City, Arkansas school district all of my career and decided it was time for a change.

I live in Hernando but am not a native of the south. I was born and raised in California and decided at 21 that I needed a slower pace in life not the fast pace life of the big city.

I have a daughter, Kayla, who is married and lives still in El Dorado, Arkansas. She attended Forrest City schools and then South Arkansas College where  she  graduated with here radiology  credentials. She and her husband Caleb have a beautiful little girl Hadleigh, my only grandchild so far.

I am an avid fisherman and golfer. I find these activities as a time for me to relax. Yes golf can be relaxing if you don't take it too serious. I just love the outdoors.

I am looking forward to working with the children and parents this year and learning all I can about this great area.