High School: 2003-2007 I attended Central High school in Knoxville Tennessee. I am very proud to say they recently won their back to back state championships in football for class 5A after almost 112 years of competing.
Undergraduate: 2007-2012 I attended the University of Tennessee-Knoxville where I earned a B.S.E. in Kinesiology with a minor in Nutrition.
Graduate: 2016-2018 I attended graduated level courses at Middle Tennessee State University to complete my Tennessee Teacher Licensure Program.
2016-2017 I begin my teacher career are Smyrna Middle School in Rutherford County where I taught 7th grade Life Science. While teaching there I coached the middle school swim team.
2017-2018 I taught at Holloway High School in Rutherford County where I split my time teaching both Biology and Physical Science to grade levels 9-12. While teaching there I coached the girls Volleyball team.
I am very proud to now be serving as a Honors Biology, Biology and ACT Prep teacher here at Shelbyville Central High School. I just recently became certified to teach Algebra 1 and sometime in the future will be teaching that as well.
If I were to try and explain my teaching philosophy to anyone I would have to first use my favorite quote from a poem written by Walt Whitman. "That you are here -- That life exists and identity. That the powerful play goes on, and you may contribute a verse." I believe wholeheartedly that my purpose in life is to take the experiences and knowledge that I have gained and hopefully be able to enrich, inspire and improve the lives of the children I have the privilege to teach everyday. I also an a strong advocate to productive struggle which means I believe in setting challenges for students in the classroom that engage their ability to problem solve, explore and discover content instead of simply being handed it through power-point or handouts.