My Journey

In my journey, I’ve learned a lot about grace, forgiveness, and unconditional love. I’ve been married for over 30 years and have two wonderful and talented sons. In my professional life, I've been a social worker, journalist, and educator. 

Education Specialist, Teacher Leader
Graduated: 2021 
Jacksonville State University 
Jacksonville, AL 

Master of Science in Education, Secondary Education, ELA 

Graduated: 2017 
Jacksonville State University 
Jacksonville, AL 

Bachelor of Social Work 

Minor: Sociology 
Communications & Journalism: 18 hours 
Graduated: 1996 
Jacksonville State University 
Jacksonville, AL 

Alabama Department of Education 

Class AA, Teacher Leader

Class A, Secondary
English Language Arts
Grade Level: 6-12    

Masters Equivalent 4, Career Technical Education
Specialty Area 3, Career and Technical (CS3)    
Grade Level: 6-12    
Technical Education (025)    
Technical Education: Advertising Design (T01)    
Technical Education: Graphic Arts (T18) 


Licensed Bachelor Social Work 
Alabama State Board of Social Work Examiners 
Valid: 3/1/1997-3/31/2007 

2017-2018, IDEO Teachers Guild Fellow

July 28-30, 2020 Digital Promise, EdCamp, Powerful Learning at Home Adobe Education Summit.
April 30-May 1, 2020 Stanford’s K12 Lab Hack12Athon.
April 28, 2018 +Acumen Challenge, Scalbirini Centre, Cape Town South Africa,
October 14, 2017 +Acumen Challenge, Amal Academy, Pakistan.

2023 National Board Certified Teacher (NBCT), candidate
2023 Apple Learning Coach
2022 Applied Google Digital Skills, Ambassador
2021 Apple Teacher
2021 Adobe Creative Educator
2020 Flipgrid Certified Educator
2019 Google Educator: Level 1
2018 Microsoft Certified Innovative Educator