Joined Team CCS - August 2008
I have worked in Catawba County Schools since August 2008, starting my career as the computer teacher for students in grades K-Sixth at Startown Elementary. After obtaining my lateral entry license, I taught fifth grade ELA at Startown Elementary for two years. My next teaching assignment brought me to Mountain View Elementary School to teach sixth grade math. In December 2015, I was appointed as the Assistant Principal at Sherrills Ford Elementary.
B.A. Communication, North Carolina State University
M.A. School Executive Leadership, Gardner-Webb University
The most influential adult in my path to education is absolutely my second grade teacher, Mrs. Jane Bumgarner. She taught me that relationships are the number one factor in student success. She was a master of engagement in a classroom, and as a young student, you were excited to come to school each day to find out what the day would bring. You could often find her dressed up as Viola Swamp or dancing to a silly song. When she sent me a postcard from her family vacation in Mexico, I was over the moon. She is my ultimate teacher role model, and she made me feel as loved as her own child.
Favorite Place in Catawba County
My favorite place in Catawba County is downtown Hickory on a summer Saturday morning. I love taking my kids to the Farmers' Market and doing some shopping as a family.
I enjoy tailgating at football games and playing in the backyard with my kids.
Something Unique About Me
My husband, Blake, and I both attended elementary, middle, high school in CCS together and then went to college at NC State together!