5th and 6th Grade Science Teacher
I graduated high school in 2007 from Gravette, Arkansas. I then moved to Fort Smith to attend UAFS. I graduated in 2013 with my Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education. I recieved my Master’s in Curriculum and Instruction from Arkansas State University in 2020.
Bachelor's of Science – Early Childhood Education PK-6
Master’s in Curriculum and Instruction
419 Technology Certification
I have completed training in the R.I.S.E program to better learn how to teaching reading skills through science lessons.
I am currently attendenting professional developement to better understand how to design and administer assessments.
I loved attending the NSTA conference in Houston last year.
This is my 9th year teaching. I began my career at Hartford Elementary teaching 5th and 6th grade literacy in 2014. The next year, I began teaching with in the Hackett School District. In 2017, I moved to the Hackett Campus to teach 5th and 6th grade Science. This year, I will be teaching 5th grade Science. I am looking forward to another fantastic year!
I have been working with children for well over a decade now. While in college, I worked full-time at a daycare in Fort Smith. I worked as the 2-3 year old’s room teacher. I worked there from 2009-2013. I worked as a para-professional at Westwood Elementary in Greenwood for the 2013-2014 school year.
I married my best friend, Andy, in July of 2014. We have two wonderful boys, Kyndal, 12, and Atticus, 4 years old, and our daughter Runa is 2 years old. Kyndal is starting Jr High in Greenwood, Atticus is a proud Hackett a hornet in the pre-k program here at Hackett. Runa is busy leaning at Graceplace in Fort Smith. Our family has two cats, Lamp and Skippy. We also have a very hard to train shih tzu named Capone. Both of my boys love to play soccer and my little girl is starting dance class this year and loves to compete in pageants. We have a lot going on, and it may be chaotic at times, but our home is full of love.
I love to catfish. My dad taught me when I was a little girl, and I have enjoyed catfishing ever since. I also love to read books. I am currently rereading “Linked” with my oldest son. My family loves to travel. We did A LOT of it this summer to make up for the previous two summers. We visited Mt. Rushmore, the Badlands, Crazy Horse, Devil’s Tower, Pikes Peak, Garden of the Gods, and Monument Valley. It was an amazing trip to beautiful places. My favorite vacation spots are Disney World and Gulf Shores.