Welcome! I am excited to share a little bit about myself so that you can see just how much I love and am dedicated to my family, friends, and especially to my students and teaching!I am SO blessed to have the most amazing family! I have been married to my best friend and husband, Donnie, now for 29 years. We have five wonderful children - Daniel, Derek, Chase, Sydney, and Noah. We are also blessed to have two beautiful daughter-in-laws and three amazing grandsons and a beautiful granddaughter. Oh, and I can't forget about our two other members of the family - our dogs, Copper and Koda - twelve years old and spoiled rotten!Aside from spending time with my family and friends, I also enjoy reading, working outside in my yard, and organizing anything I can get my hands on! I am a HUGE Clemson Tiger fan, and my family loves watching the Tigers play football and baseball. We love being members of NewSpring Church! I love serving at our Wednesday night youth program, FUSE, where I lead a small group of 9th grade girls.Aside from my faith and family, my passion in life is teaching! This is my 10th year at Calhoun, but I have 19 years of teaching experience. I love working with children and their families and having the opportunity to make learning meaningful and fun for them so that they can feel successful. I believe every child should feel safe, loved, valued, and encouraged! I am really looking forward to this year and the chance to get to know you and your child!