- Masters University of West Georgia
Mathematics Teacher, Upper School
M.Ed., Educational Leadership, State University of West Georgia
B.S., Mathematics, Berry College
What was your biggest a-ha moment as a teacher or school administrator?
I think my biggest / greatest a-ha moment came after I had been teaching for about 8 years. One of my former students came back to the school on a teacher workday to tell me what a positive influence I had on him. I know that I had teachers that positively influenced me in school, but when you hear it for the first time from a former student, it validates that you have chosen the right profession.
Why do you teach or work at a school?
Throughout my entire life I have always enjoyed working with young people. Whether in Sunday School, coaching, scouts, etc. I’ve always felt a connection that has allowed me to establish positive, interactive relationships with a wide variety of young people. Being in the teaching profession is more that just teaching a class. The relationships that you establish with students can affect and mold the student's life. Working in a school gives you the opportunity to be there for someone when they might not have the support structure at home that they need to become effective members of a community.