M.A., Education, North Georgia College and State University
B.A., English, Georgia Southern University
Who was the most influential teacher/coach/instructor when you were growing up? What was it about him/her that impacted you?
The teacher who left the most lasting impression on me, even to this day, was my 10th and 12th grade teacher Mrs. Pickett. I remember her as being kind, friendly and just an overall good teacher. Of course it was a big plus that she taught my very favorite subject English grammar, AND we read, read, read.
Why do you teach or work at a school?
I teach because I believe that teaching, like the ministry, is a calling from God and even though I did not receive the calling until late in life, here I am teaching young people what Mrs. Pickett taught me. I hope that she is pleased with me.
How do you reach students?
I try to reach students by letting them know that I have walked in their shoes. I did not just go from infancy to adulthood; I also let them know that I have stumbled, gotten up and started over. I continually tell them that everyday is a learning experience even at my age. My kids, as I call my students, teach me in so many ways. I am blessed to teach and know the young people I come in contact with each and every day.