Joined Team CCS - December 2012
I have worked in public education for 30 years as a teacher and administrator. I started my teaching career as an 8th grade math teacher and my last 2 years teaching were at the high school level. After 11 years of teaching, I moved into administration. I was an Assistant Principal for 5 1/2 years in Burke County and had the opportunity of opening up a brand new middle school. I have been a principal for 13 1/2 years in Burke County and the last 8 1/2 years with CCS.
B.S. Middle Grades Education, content areas Math and Social Studies, Appalachian State University
M.A. Administration, Gardner-Webb University
Why I Became an Educator
Both of my parents were in education. My mother taught English and then became a librarian, and my father taught science, coached multiple sports and became an administrator. I saw the love they had for their jobs and how they impacted students each and every day. I love working with children, and I decided what better way to do that than to be an educator.
Favorite Place in Catawba County
I just love being outdoors, and the lakes and numerous parks in the area allow me the opportunity to spend time with my family.
I enjoy playing tennis, walking and spending time with my family.
Something Unique About Me
I received a tennis scholarship and basketball scholarship from Appalachian State University. I decided to take the tennis scholarship to be able to focus on one sport.