My name is Denise Pyles Grant and I am starting on my 20th year of teaching. I spent my first 4 years at Knifley Grade Center here in Adair County, then moved to Adair County Middle School in 2005 right before the consolidation of the county schools. I transferred 2 years ago to Adair County High School which is the age of my original certification. I am an Adair County native, as I was born and raised in Columbia, and graduated from ACHS in 1986. I have 3 children, Joshua Andrew, Jenna Snow and my 'baby' Jetson Barnett. We live right in town with the boss of our home....Maximus our old Golden Retriever!
I graduated from the University of Kentucky in 1992 with a degree in Medical Technology and worked in area hospital laboratories for seven years before returning to school to obtain my teaching degree from Lindsey Wilson College. I completed my masters degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Western Kentucky University in 2006 and gained my National Board Certification in 2007. I am certified in Middle School Science grades 5-9, Secondary Biology grades 8-12 and Early Adolescent Science ages 10-15.
I am an active member of Columbia Christian Church, along with my children who are also very active and involved in various (numerous) activities. My 3 children are my reason for breathing!
I also have two secondary careers as I am an Independent Consultant for Scentsy Fragrance and Just Jewelry and JJ Botique. I have earned many sales recognition awards, tropical vacations and commission bonuses from each company. These "moonlighting' jobs afford me the ability to allow my children to diversify their activities and be a part of organizations!