About the Teacher
is better than waking up in the morning and knowing that I get to spend
my day with kids! Kids are funny, insightful, inquisitive, and the
future leaders of our world. I love my job and there's nothing else I
would rather do! This is my 13th year teaching, and I just know this
year is going to be fabulous!
grew up in Sarasota, Florida and came to Asheville in 2003 after
graduating from Florida State University (Go Noles!). I began teaching
at Glen Arden Elementary and moved to C.T. Koontz Intermediate upon its
opening in 2011. I have been awarded the title of Teacher of the Year
from Glen Arden Elementary in 2010 and also received my National Board
Certification. Last year, I became a graduate student with Appalachian
State University's distance learning program. I am studying
Instructional Technology and plan to graduate with a Master's Degree in the near future.
have the most amazing family! I married the man of my dreams, John, in
2012 and gained a beautiful step-daughter, Taylor. John and I welcomed
our baby girl, London Elle, to the world in April of 2013. She is an
energetic and curious little girl! We also share a home with our two dogs, Effie and King. Our family loves to travel, laugh, and live the good
life. When I'm not in my classroom, I like to do yoga, bake, watch
movies, and be a tech geek.