I am a native of Rowan County. I am a graduate of North Rowan High School. I have a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from North Carolina A&T State University, a Master of Education degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Lesley University, and an Educational Specialist degree in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis in Reading from Liberty University. I am currently pursuing a second Master of Education degree in English (Teaching and Learning) at Liberty University. I am certified in Elementary Education (K-6), Middle Grades English/Language Arts (6-9), English (9-12), Reading (K-12), English as a Second Language (K-12), and Academically Gifted. This is my eighteenth year as a teacher.