Masters Humanitarian Aid and International Cooperation
University of Kalu Institute
BS in Religion and Theology
BA in Education, English and ESL endorsement
King College/ Tennessee Tech
Hi! I am one of the three ESL (English as a Second Language) teachers in the county. I have travelled and lived abroad many times in my life and I always return to Monroe County. It is my home; it is my people. I have been honored to start the first girl's soccer team and girl's golf team at SQHS. (There were a lot of scholarships unused and I couldn't keep that door closed especially if there was a girl that otherwise, would never get to go to college.) So, basically I had the How to Coach Soccer and Golf for Dummies Books. I also coached softball and cheerleading at SQHS. My students and teams have been my favorite part of teaching.
I started as a missionary teacher/ aviators with M.A.F. in the Congo; Zaire at the time. We were in the midst of Mobutu reign thus in civil war and on our borders a genocide in Rwanda/Uganda had begun. I did not plan to return to America and if so, not to teach. It was the best non plan I have ever had happen. (Well, that and my dog, Bingsley and husband, Travis). I still like to travel and learn. I love nature and have been known to leave for weeks and walk mountain tops or travel around the US and Canada staying in my Jeep with journal, Bible, guitar and a wing and a prayer. I love being alive simply and learning from people along the way. I hope I instill a voice and a self worth to my students. I hope they know that life always has a thread of something amazing and many times that thread is them.