I am a 2005 graduate of Maud High School. I knew from a small age I wanted to grow up and help people become better versions of themselves, so I set out to accomplish my dream of becoming a teacher. I graduated with honors from Texas A&M University-Texarkana in 2009 with a degree in English. I am a firm believer in continually striving to be a better person and professional, so I will soon begin my online classes to obtain a Master’s Degree.
I’ve attended many professional development workshops and trainings. Among my favorites are the following: Google Classroom for any device (6 hours), Talk Read Talk Write (6 hours), Grammar Keepers with Gretchen Bernabei (6 horus), STAAR Writing with Gretchen Bernabei (6 hours), Fundamental 5 formula for quality instruction book study (9 hours), TELPAS rater training, TELPAS rater online basic training course for grades 2-12, TELPAS calibration certification, Suicide Awareness and prevention, classroom procedures, sheltered instruction, communicating for results, as well as numerous book studies.
My family means the world to me. My husband, Daniel, was in the Coast Guard. We had a blast traveling around the world seeing God’s artwork in the scenery. We have two beautiful daughter’s who are excited for their 2nd year in Paris! Jordan is my oldest and will attend 8th grade at Paris Junior High. She enjoys softball, cheer, basketball, volleyball, and music. Brinley is the baby and will attend Aiken Elementary. She loves music, swimming, dancing, and anything that her sister is doing. We are huge fans of all sports, but we especially love our Texas Longhorn and Dallas Cowboy football games. I have the cutest little rescue chiuahuahs, Edward and Princess Batchelor. We also have a cat named Freddy that would remind you of Garfield. I guess it’s safe to say we love animals!