I earned my Master’s Degree in Early Childhood (K-4) Education from McNeese State University in Lake Charles, Louisiana in 1984..
I also, completed my Bachelor’s of Arts in Elementary Education in 1976..
I graduated from Welsh High School in Welsh, Louisiana in 1973..
I have a Masters of Education from McNeese State University in Elementary Education, with concentration in Grades 1-4.
Prior to this I also earned my Bachelor's of Arts in Elementary Education from McNeese State University, where I certified to teach in Preschool through Grade 8.
I have taught kindergarten through 6th grade during these 46 years!
I have spent almost half of my teaching years in the Gifted and Talented classroom, which I greatly enjoy, I have active state teaching licenses in both Louisiana and Texas.
Completed the 30 hours of GT certification as well as yearly updates.
I have attended the Ron Clark Academy in Atlanta and The TAGT (Texas Association for Gifted and Talented) Conference in San Antonio.I also participated in numerous math and reading workshops held at Region 5 in Beaumontand well as several held at Region 4 in Houston.
I am happy to have been a teacher for 46 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 where I taught in Sixth grade.
I have my Master’s Degree in Elementary Education and also my Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education. 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 14 years now, where I have taught Third Grade Plus and 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 over 20 years ago!
My husband Gary and I just celebrated our 48th wedding anniversary! We were high school sweethearts, went to college together ,married and later raised two beautiful children. Our son Jordan is a State Farm agent in Dayton, Texas and lives in Sour Lake with his wife and baby daughter. Our daughter Laura is married and living in Chapel Hill, North Carolina with her husband and their 3 small sons.
My husband is a financial consultant with client far and wide from here in the Orange area, Jasper, Buna, Newton, to the New Orleans area, from California to North Carolina, serving the financial needs of many with great care and compassion. We have a friendly large yellow lab named Tank!
I love to cook and entertain, read 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! My Saturdays are happiest starting with a good breakfast out, a trip to Home Depot garden section, and then working the flower beds!