Hello! I am enjoying working with our 6th-grade students and I look forward to seeing all the great things they will do this year. I grew up in Jackson County and I am a graduate of Malone High School. I attended Chipola College and Troy State University. Shortly after my college graduation, I married my husband and spent the next twenty-something years moving from place to place as a military wife. During that time, my middle son was born with special needs. Watching him grow and move through the military education system inspired me to volunteer at school and in the community. My husband retired in 2007 and we moved back to Jackson County. I became a substitute teacher, paraprofessional and finally an ESE teacher. We are blessed to have three boys ages 8, 24 and 25. I love sharing stories with my students about my family, pets and military travels. My hobbies are reading, gardening and fossil collecting. I am proud to be a member of your Marianna Middle School family!