Biography

I am a passionate, professional early childhood educator. I teach the two and three year old students at Busy Little Bees Child Development Center, located in the Memorial Chapel.

I earned my B.S. in Elementary Education at Johnson University in Knoxville, Tennessee. I continued my graduate studies there, earning my M.A. in Holistic Education. After three years spent in public school systems in Northeast Tennessee as a substitute teacher, pre-K assistant, and special education assistant, I took a position teaching three and four year old students at the YWCA in Bristol, Tennessee. At this point, I directed my attention specifically to early childhood education. Through my experiences, I began to truly understand how critical the early years of development are for giving a child a strong educational foundation. My passions led me to taking my current position here at Emory and Henry College. I enjoy modeling my passion and expertise for college students interested in becoming educators.

In my spare time, I enjoy reading, hiking, traveling, going to the movies and local live performances. I volunteer at Theatre Bristol in Tennessee.

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Educational Background

Johnson University

Master of Arts (M.A.), Holistic Education
2006 – 2008

Activities and Societies: Theatre Productions

Johnson University

Bachelor of Science (B.S.), Elementary Education
2002 – 2006

Activities and Societies: Theatre Productions, tutoring