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Subjects Taught
Science, Social Studies


I received my Bachelors of Business Administration in Accounting From Memphis State University in August of 1987.  I graduated Magna Cum Laude with a cumulative GPA of 3.54.   I completed my alternate route teaching license for the State of Mississippi in June 2011. 

In August 2016, I completed my Masters of Arts in Teaching through Belhaven University with a cumulative GPA of 4.0. 


This year I am teaching for my tenth year at Pleasant Hill Elementary , and this is my seventh year to teach fifth grade.  Previously, I was the computer teacher at Pleasant Hill Elementary.  Before working for Desoto County Schools, I was a financial analyst with International Paper Company. 


I have lived my entire life in the Memphis area, and I've resided in Desoto County for the past twenty-seven years.  I graduated from Memphis State University in 1987.  Afterwards, I worked in public accounting and for International Paper as a financial analyst. 

In 2008, I joined the PHES family as the computer teacher.  After working in this position for 3 years, I obtained my teaching license from the State of Mississippi. 

This year is my eighth year as a fifth grade teacher, and I'm so blessed to work with such wonderful staff, children, and parents.