•     hi  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, for 31 years. We have five wonderful children - Daniel, Derek, Chase, Sydney, and Noah. We are also blessed to have two beautiful daughters-in-law ,three amazing grandsons, and a beautiful granddaughter. I am excited that my grandson, Reese, will be in third grade with me this year! 
     
       Aside from spending time with my family and friends, I also enjoy reading, working outside in my yard, crafting, 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 11th grade girls. 
     
       Aside from my faith and family, my passion in life is teaching! I am starting my 12th year at Calhoun, but I have 20 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!  
                     
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     
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