8th Grade English
I attended Eureka High School in Eureka, MO and graduated from there in 2005. I then attended Westminster College in Fulton, MO. I graduated from Westminster in 2009. I graduated in 2018 from Semo with a Masters in English Studies.
I have Bachelors degree in Secondary English Education and a Masters degree in English Studies. I am certified in 1st through 6th grade Elementary Education and 5th though 12th English Education.
I joined the Sikeston Junior High falculty during the 2011-2012 school year teaching 7th and 8th grade Remedial Reading. Then in the 2012-2013 school year I began teaching 8th grade English and Literature. In the 2014-2015 school year I began teaching just 8th grade Literature. In the 2018-2019 shcool year I began teaching 8th grade ELA. This year is my 10th year teaching at Sikeston Junior High.
When I was attending Westminster College I worked with the America Reads program as a reading tutor in the Fulton Public School District. In this position I worked at several Fulton elementary school helping to tutor young students in reading.
After graduation I was a subsitute teacher for the Meramac Valley, Windsor, Northwest and Hillsboro School Districts in the St. Louis area.
My family consists of my father, Dennis, my mother, Candy, and my stepfather, Tim. I also have a 25 year old stepsister, named Emily who is married to Eric and has given me my first niece,Melanie. I have a 21 year old stepbrother, named Aaron, and a 12 year old baby sister, named Heidi. My family also has one dog named Barkley who is a 14 year old Yorkie.
I do not have any children, but I do have one fur baby, Bea. Bea is 8 years old and is a Maltese-Yorkie mix. She has a very distintive queen bee personality and is very spoiled.
I have a ton of hobbies and things that I love to do in my free time. The biggest hobby of mine is reading. I spend as much time as I can reading and enjoy many different genres. I also love to travel as much as I possibly can. My favorite places to visit are Disney World and Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida. My two biggest loves are Harry Potter and Disney, and the theme parks of Orlando let me immerse my self in those worlds. The other type of travel that I love to do is take cruises. I have taken five so far.
Another hobby of mine is going to the theater to see Broadway musicals. I love to go to the Fox Theater in St. Louis and get season tickets each year for the Broadway series of shows. One of my more recent favorite musicals is Hamilton.