I am a career educator with 12 years’ experience teaching music at the K-12 level and am in my sixth year of teaching High School English.
I graduated with my Bachelor of Music Education degree from the University of Central Arkansas in 1999 and with my Master of Music degree in Choral Conducting from the University of Arkansas in 2006. I have also attended courses and am certified in 7-12 English Language Arts and Speech.
This is my second year teaching at Hackett High School and my fifth in the Hackett School District. I am very happy and excited to have been chosen to participate as a member of the 4th cohort of the Arkansas IMPACT Fellowship program. For the next year-and-a-half, I will be participating in the Teacher Leadership Institute while working on my Masters Degree in Educational Leadership from the University of Arkansas.
In addition to teaching, I drive an afternoon bus route for Hackett, and I am aslo the Choir Director for Wesley United Methodist Church. This will mark my 18th year as a director or leader within a church music program.
I would like parents to know that the success of their student is my first and primary goal. I want every student in my class to not only pass, but to grow as both a reader and writer. I believe that these two skills are the most important ones that students learn in school, so I am very passionate that students learn both in my class.
You can find specific information about each class by following the link below. This will include a syllabus, unit information, and materials required for class.
Parents are welcome to meet with me in person at school. My prep/conference time is from 2:25 to 3:00 during school days. Since I drive a bus route, I am not available for meetings after 3:00.
Parents can text message me at (479) 459-7199, and I will get back as soon as I can. Please include BOTH your name and your child’s name in the text message so that I know whom the message is from/about. I may return your text with a phone call if I feel the situation warrants it.
Parents can call my cell phone; however, I do not answer unknown numbers. If I do not immediately pick up, please leavea voicemail, and I will return your call as soon as I can and add you to my contacts.
Parents can e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please keep in mind that I do not check my e-mail as often as I do my phone, so texting me is always a better option for contacting me.
Students should NOT text or call me about anything that is not school-related.
Anyone who abuses the priviledge of having my number will be blocked from
both calls and text messaging to my number.