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- Masters of Arts in School Improvement from Campbellsville University
- Masters of Arts in Special Education from Campbellsville University
- Bachelor of Arts in Human Services and Counseling from Lindsey Wilson College
- Associate in Arts in Social Science from Lindsey Wilson College
- Director of Special Education
- Rank I in School Improvement
- Professional Certificate for Teaching Exceptional Children
Memberships and Awards
- Kentucky Council for Children with Behavior Disorders
- Kentucky Council for Exceptional Children
- Kentucky Association of Professional Educators
- Adair County Association of Professional Educators
- Campbellsville Teacher of Year
- Adair Youth Development Center Employee of Month (first education staff to receive this honorbest award so far)
- 2016 - 2018 ABRI Committee Member
- 2016 - 2017 Autism Training Site Committee Member
- 2016 - 2017 Site Base Decision Making Council Member
- 2015 - 2016 Lighthouse Team Member
- 2014 - 2017 Disciplinary Committee Member
- Kentucky Teacher Intern Program
- Behavior Institute
- GRREC Autism and ABA Training
- Positive Aproach to Student Success Training
- 2005 - 2017 Exceptional Children's Conference
- Safe Crisis Management
2018 - 2019 School year will be my 13th year as a teacher with the Adair County School District. For my first 7 years, I was an Exceptional Education Teacher on the Detention Unit at the Adair Youth Development Center. I feel truly blessed to have had the opportunity to teach and encourage the students while working with the staff at the development center. I will always hold a special place in my heart for them. My 8th year teaching was at the Adair County High School where I had the privilege of co-teaching with some excellent science teachers. I also worked with some amazing students while helping them transition into adulthood to become positive role models for others to follow. I began classes at Campbellsville University in their Director of Special Education Program while at the high school. This has been a dream of my for several years and was completed in the summer of 2016. Five years ago, I had the opportunity to transfer to Adair County Primary Center. I truly enjoyed working with this age group and will miss some very special kiddos. The Positive Approach to Student Success is an awesome program and I enjoy being a part of everything it includes. I have a special place in my heart for exceptional education students. This year, I transferred to the middle school due to my husband being hired as the new Assistant Principal at ACPC. This gives me the opportuntiy to be back with the age group at the middle school and helping 8th graders learn then tranisition them to the high school to furthur grow into becoming productive adults.
I have been married 29 years to my high school sweetheart, Gerald. We have been blessed with a daughter, Samantha 24, who graduated in December of 2015 from Lindsey Wilson College with an Elementary Education Degree. She is a 4th grade reading teacher at ACES. She was married in the summer of 2016 to her best friend of 8 years, Will Rich. I feel blessed to have him as part of our family. We have also been blessed with a son, Lucas 21, who graduated from Adair County High School in 2016. He enjoyed being a member and an officer of Future Farmers of America. We are part of the church family at Hadley's Community Church. Where I was the Director of Vacation Bible School for 12 years. I enjoy spending time with my family, traveling, teaching, gardening, cooking, or just relaxing while observing God’s beautiful creations. There is something very special in each and every one of us. We all have gifts to make a difference. An education is a step in becoming aware of those gifts so we will have the power to shape the future.
One of my favorite quotes from a special person. "You too, will bloom where you are planted. It may not be in the garden of your choice and there may be some thorns on the bushes, but you will be a rose among the thorns. That's what matters."
Exceptional Education Teacher
Adair County Middle School
Columbia, KY 42728