I am so happy to have completed 41 years in teaching! This is my 42nd continuous year in the elementary classroom, and I am so happy to be here! I earned my Master’s Degree in Education from McNeese State University in Lake Charles, Louisiana after also completing my Bachelor’s of Arts in Elementary Education. I graduated from Welsh High School in Welsh, Louisiana.
I have a Masters of Education from McNeese State University in Elementary Education, with concentration in Grades Kindergarten through Fourth.
Prior to this I also earned my Bachelor's of Arts in Elementary Education from McNeese State University, where I certified to teach in Kindergarten through Grade 8.
I have spent almost half of my teaching years in the Gifted and Talented classroom, where I am certified to teach. I have a state license in both Louisiana and Texas.
I am happy to have been a teacher for 41 years…..that would be 1976 for those of you counting back! My experience ranges from nine years in Kindergarten all the way through my first semester in Sixth grade. I am certified to teach the Gifted and Talented, and in all subject areas from Kindergarten through Eighth Grade. I have been with Little Cypress Elementary for 9 years now, and currently I am teaching the Second Grade Plus Class!
I retired from Calcasieu Parish in Louisiana after 23 year of teaching, most of that in Moss Bluff Elementary in Moss Bluff, Louisiana – just north of Lake Charles. My husband and I moved to Orange for a little small town charm almost 20 years ago!
My husband and I just celebrated our 44th wedding anniversary! We were high school sweethearts, went to college together, and later raised two beautiful children. Our son Jordan is a State Farm agent in Dayton, Texas and our daughter Laura is married and living in Lake Charles with her husband and sons. Gary is a financial consultant here in Orange with clients all over, from California to North Carolina. We have a friendly yellow lab named Tank!
I love to cook and entertain, sew when I can, and garden as much as time allows! My cookbook collection is not used as much as I would like, but I read all the recipes!