Welcome to KK-03! I am so pleased to be your child's teacher this year. I am enjoying getting to know each KK-03 family so I would like to let you know a little about me. I am a true Midtowner having lived here since I was 3. I have several nieces and 2 dogs, Wyatt and Reese. I am lucky to have my parents, sister and her family here in Midtown. Unfortunately, my brother and his family live further away. I enjoy spending as much time with family and friends, walking my dogs, bike riding, working in my yard, and going to the beach whenever I get the chance. I graduated from the University of Memphis and I started my teaching career over 22 years ago at Grahamwood Elementary where I taught 2nd grade optional. During my 20+ years at Peabody, I have taught kindergarten, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, 3rd grade optional and finally found my way back to kindergarten over 10 years ago! In 2011-2012, I was named an Irreplaceable Teacher in recognition of teaching excellence. I I am also recognized as a Highly-Qualified teacher and have served as a mentor with MTR (Memphis Teacher Residency). Teaching kindergarten is where my heart lies. I find it to be such a fulfilling experience. Thank you for sharing your child with me.