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BS in Education from Southeastern State University, Durant, OK

M.ed in Education with Reading Specialist certification from Southeastern State University, Durant, OK

Ed.D in Teacher Leadership from Walden University from Walden University, Minneapolis, MN


I have had an incredible career in education that has spanned a total of 34 years with 25 of those in a classroom. The desire to make a difference in the lives of my students has never deminished. 


I am a transplanted Okie. I was born and raised in Oklahoma, but have spent the last 25 years in Georgia. I've been married to Dan to 33 years and we have 3 sons. Drew is an equine veterinarian in Lexington, Kentucky specializing in therogenetics.  He is married to Nicole and they are the parents of our granddaughters, Remington and Rory. Our middle son Matt is a UGA grad and a media strategist for HL Strategies. Then our baby, Gabe, is a senior at UGA majoring in International Affairs.