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Subjects Taught
10G Geometry (210010), 10P Geometry (210012), 11G Algebraic Connections (210015), 12G Algebra II (210016), 7th Math (210001)


Thomasville High School, Salutatorian, 1993

Birmingham-Southern College, Bachelor of Science, cum laude, 1997

Mississippi State University, Master of Science, summa cum laude, 1998 


Math Teacher, Mountain Home Junior High School, Mountain Home, Idaho, August 1998-March 1999

Math Teacher, San Felipe Middle School, Del Rio, Texas,  March - 1999 to November 2002 

University of Alaska at Anchorage, Anchorage, Alaska, January 2006 - May 2006, August 2006

Alabama Southern Community College, Thomasville, AL  January 2011- May 2011 


I am a native of Thomasville, Alabama.  My husband and I have two children, Jack and Anna Madelyn who attend SWHS.  I met my husband in college, and after we graduated from Mississippi State University, he was commissioned as an officer in the Air Force.  He was on active duty for ten years.  His commitment took us to Idaho, Arkansas, Texas, and Alaska. I taught junior high for four years in Texas, one year in Idaho, and one year at the University of Alaska in Anchorage.  We moved home in October of 2006 and I taught at Alabama Southern for one semester.  I am thankful for the opportunity to work at SWHS.  This will be my seventh year at Sweet Water High School.  Because of our small size, I am so thankful I get to develop close relationships with my students.  Everyday I am challenged to be a better teacher by the students at SWHS.