Degrees and Certifications:
Hello everyone! Welcome to the new school year! I am the 7th and 8th grade math teacher at Fall Branch School. I'm excited to be with you all for the upcoming year.
Let me tell you a little about myself. I am from Kingsport and went to Sullivan South High School. I graduated way back in 1988. Once I graduated, I joined the US Army. I had a great time in the Army jumping out of airplanes and fixing guns. I served many places, including Italy, North Carolina, Maryland, Korea, Washington, and Iraq. I retired in 2009 after serving for 21 honorable years.
While I was in the Army, I was able to complete a Bachelors degree through Thomas Edison State University. When I retired, I completed my Masters of Arts degree at East Tennessee State University. I graduated in 2012 and am highly qualified to teach all subjects in Kindergarten through Eighth grade. I am also highly qualified to teach grades 7-12 History.
I am married and we live in Jonesborough. We still have one child at home who attends Northeast State.
We have many different hobbies (too many to list probably) but I do enjoy beekeeping, gardening, shooting skeet, and working on my truck.
I'm excited to be at Fall Branch this year and I am trying to make some great math lessons for my students. I am focusing on an Interactive Math Journal to keep track of their work and to give them a resource for studying. We have also been talking about using courtesy, respect and common sense at home and at school. They all have been doing an outstanding job so far!