I grew up in Fayetteville, NC. After graduating from high school, I went all the way to New England where I attended the University of Rhode Island. I graduated in 1998 with a degree in Elementary Education and Psychology. I taught third grade in South Carolina and Maryland before taking an 8-year break to stay at home with my three wonderful children: Emily (15),Brandon (13) and Nicholas (10). This is my 12th year teaching!When I’m not teaching, I enjoy spending time with my family, reading, taking photographs, listening to music and vacationing in our favorite place: Disney!