Subjects Taught
Language Arts


Bachelor's Degree- Human Development

      -Lee University 1996-2000


I am going into my 13th year of teaching. I taught 4th grade in the south suburbs of Chicago for 6 years before moving to Gladden in 2006. This is my 7th year at Gladden Middle School. During that time, I have taught both 7th & 8th grade Language Arts and 8th grade Social Studies. I have truly enjoyed my time here at Gladden and am excited about the new school year!


I am originally from the south suburbs of Chicago but decided the South was where I truly belonged. I love most sports, especially baseball. See how long it takes you to figure out my favorite team. :) I love animals. I have a chocolate lab named Bosco, a cat named Xena, and a horse named Jay. I am an avid reader and love most types of music. Recently I started dabbling in archery and am excited about the sport. Of course, my true love is teaching, and I am dedicated to my students above all else. I am also the sponsor of Gladden's PEPPA club. We do various community service projects throughout the year. If you are interested, ask me more about it!