Professional Information


Licensure                 6 – 12 Social Studies

                                  Academically Gifted Certification

                                  Certified Mentor         

                                  National Board Certification   

                                  Instructional Technology Specialist


Continuing               English as a Second Language, NCAT 2002

Education                 AAM, Montreat-Anderson College 2002

                                  Integrating Tech in the Curriculum, WRESA 2003

                                  NHC, 2005, 2006, 2007 (presenter), 2010

                                  TAH Grant Participant   2004 - 2007

                                  United Streaming, 2006

                                  Paideia Training, 2006

                                  NCCAT, Western Carolina University, 2008

                                  Tech Literacy for 21st Century Schools, 2008

                                  Research Based Instructional Strategies, 2009

                                  Exploring Tech with Classroom Strategy, 2010

                                  Moodle Fundamentals, 2011

                                  Intel Teach Essentials Course Cycle 12, 2011

                                  Library of Congress workshop, 2011

                                  NCTIES, 2012

                                  Essential Standards Training, 2012

                                  Common Core, 2012

                                 SMART Notebook, 2012

                                 Professional Learning Communities, 2012

                                  Lead Develop High Performance 21st Century, 2012

                                  Teaching Toward the Future, 2013

                                  National Board Renewal, 2014

                                  GTN (Lesson Plans), 2014

                                  SIP Data Training, 2014

                                  Peer Mentor Training, 2014

                                  SIOP, 2014  


Teaching Position         1994 – 2004             EMJH School, Marion, NC

                                       2004 – present          Owen Middle School


Education                       2012           M.A. Ed.                      UNC-Charlotte

                                         2005           M.A. Ed.                      WCU

                                         1994           B.A. History                 UNC-Asheville


Professional                     NC Association of Educators            

Organizations                 NC Social Studies Teachers Association

                                         National Education Association

                                         National Council for the Social Studies


School Improvement   IMPACTV Grant writer and participant

Experience                    Student Council Advisor (EMJH)

                                       8th Grade Team Leader

                                       OMS Book Space’ Wiki Co-designer

                                       MTAC Committee

                                       Christmas In The Valley Committee Member


                                       NCAE Building Representative

                                       After School Enrichment Teacher

                                       8th Grade Trip Coordinator

                                       Co-Advisor Annual Staff

                                       School Continuous Improvement Team Member

                                       Literacy Team Member

                                       Curriculum Team Chairperson