I grew up in Florence, AL, and received a BA in Art and Sec. Ed. from the University of North Alabama. After teaching art for 5 years in Huntsville, I moved to Albany, GA, and got a MEd in Reading from GA Southwestern with an add-on in English from Albany State. I taught reading for 7 years at Lee County Middle School. My daughter and I moved to St. Simons Island, GA, in 1990. I taught at Jane Macon Middle School in Brunswick for 13 years and earned a SEd in reading with an add-on in Administration from GA Southern. I moved to Henry County in 2003. Since that time, I have been an AP at ARMS.