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Subjects Taught
7th Grade Language Arts


I graduated from South Panola High School and went on to Delta State University where I received a BBA. I returned to get my teaching certification from The University of Mississippi, and later went back to graduate school and earned a Masters degree in Education Leadership.


This is my 16th year at Southaven Middle School teaching 7th grade Language Arts. I love teaching and enjoy helping my students achieve academic growth, as well as setting a positive example for them.


     My husband, Donnie, and I have two daughters. Our oldest daughter, Kayla, and her husband, Luke, blessed us with our only grandchild, Lily, who is 4 years old. They/We are expecting our second grandchild in September... our first grandSON, Knox. Kayla is a Music Teacher at Desoto Central Elementary School. Kelsey is a graduate of Southaven High School and is a Dental Assistant at Pediatric Dental Clinic. Formerly of Batesville, MS, I have lived in Southaven since graduating college, while Donnie has been here his entire life. He and our daughters attended Southaven schools from K/1 - 12th grades. This is my 16th year at SMS! We LOVE the Chargers!!!