I am a graduate of Lambuth University with a B.S. in Elementary Education and also have a M.Ed. in Educational Leadership from Trevecca University. This is my 25th year in education with this being my 8th year as Principal of Friendship Elementary. I have been fortunate to have teaching experience in most of the elementary grades including Special Education. I also taught Gifted Education for 10 years. I love working with children of all ages and reading and literacy are especially dear to my heart. I also have a background in business and have owned several businesses and retail shops in the past. I am an animal lover, painter, and love to travel to new places and countries as often as possible . I am married and have 4 children and 7 grandchildren.