Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor of Arts in Middle-Level Education Master's Degree in Educational Administration
Welcome to 6th Grade ELA! I look forward to helping my students this year to become not only more proficient writers and readers, but also more CONFIDENT writers, readers, and thinkers. Expressing your thoughts, feelings, ideas, stories, and opinions is a vital life skill! I still remember my middle school ELA classes, and I know they were the foundation out of which my love of English blossomed. Reading and Writing permeate all aspects of learning and are essential to success in the real-world.
I am proud to say that I am a product of Kershaw County School District, graduating from Lugoff-Elgin High School. I taught English Language Arts for four years in Lexington, and I am so grateful to now be in my third year at Stover (7th year of teaching overall). I graduated from Columbia College summa cum laude with a Bachelor’s Degree in Middle-Level Education. I am certified to teach both English and Social Studies. I also finished work on my Master’s Degree from the Univeristy of South Carolina (GO GAMECOCKS!!) in 2016. I have always had a great passion for education, both as a student and as a teacher, and I have been lucky to have a family who always supports my educational endeavors. I am married, and my husband and I have a sweet two-year old named Mary-Kate.
Let’s have a great 2018-2019 school year!!