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I was born and raised in Columbia, KY and graduated from Adair County High School in 1992. I am married to my high school sweetheart, Michael Loy. Michael is the District Judge for the 29th Judicial District. We have three children; Amber, JT, and Ashley. My parents, Steve and Joyce Cheatham, are both retired teachers from the Adair County School District. When I am not busy at school, I enjoy spending time with my amily, attending ,my kids sporting events, traveling, going to Magic Kingdom at Disney World, and attending Columbia United Methodist Church; where I volunteer at Children's Church.
I received a Bachelor's Degree in Secondary Mathematics Education from the University of Kentucky, and a Master's Degree in Secondary School Counseling from Western Kentucky University. I also completed a Rank I in School Counseling. My first teaching job was at Central Hardin High School; then I got married, moved to Bowling Green and taught at Auburn Middle School in Logan County. I also taught at Warren East High School in Bowling Green before moving back to Columbia in 2002. I then taught at Metcalfe County High School until 2006, and then returned to Columbia teach at Adair County High School. I taught Algebra I, Geometry, and Algebra II until 2013 before taking the position as the College and Career Readiness Counselor for Adair County Schools.
I am proud to have received the Outstanding Graduate Student in Counseling Award from Western Kentucky University in 2001 and the Excellence in Teaching Award from Campbellsville University in 2005. I am involved with the Work Ready Community Committee, W.A.T.C.H. Coalition with the Lake Cumberland District Heath Department, and I am a core member the Project Graduation Committee. I love teaching and working with kids on a daily basis. I truly have the best job in the world!