I am a native of Blackville, SC, and a proud 1992 graduate of Blackville-Hilda High School. Upon the completion of high school, I attended the University of South Carolina, Columbia campus. There, I received my Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education. Later, I earned a Master's Degree from Lesley University in the area of Curriculum and Instruction. I have been employed by the Blackville-Hilda Public Schools for 20 years. During this time, I have taught 2nd grade, 3rd grade, 4th grade, and 6th grade. I've, also, had the opportunity to work as a teacher leader as a Math Coach, Master Teacher, and currently the Literacy Coach.