My professional career in Hall County actually began right here at North Hall Middle School where I was a teacher from 1995 to 2000. I stayed home with my children for a few years before returning to NHMS as a teacher and instructional coach until 2012. From 2012 to 2015 I transitioned to an assistant principal position at West Hall Middle before being named principal at East Hall Middle School where I enjoyed serving for the past four years.
My ties to this community include the fact that I am a proud graduate of North Hall High School. In 1991 I was awarded my B.S. in Education by the University of Tennessee. I have a M.A. in Middle Grades Mathematics from Piedmont College and my Ed.S. in Leadership is from Columbus State University. My first teaching job was in Trenton, GA at Dade Middle School (1991-1995).
I am excited to return to North Hall Middle and serve the community in which I live. My children both attended NHMS and NHHS and my husband also is a graduate of North Hall High. I look forward to joining our dedicated teachers and staff to provide all of our students with rigorous educational opportunities in a caring and supportive environment. It is my honor to serve as your principal, and I look forward to being a partner with families to support our students’ academic, social, and emotional growth during the middle school years.
I grew up in the North Hall community. After graduating from North Hall High School, I attended Brenau University where I earned a Bachelor of Science and Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Education. I have worked in Hall County for the past 16 years, where I have had many opportunities to serve the families of this school system. I have taught multiple grade levels at the elementary levels, and was able to spend a year at the high school level. I served as an adjunct teacher in the College of Education at the University of North Georgia, where I loved getting to work with pre- service teachers. After becoming an Instructional Coach five years ago, I decided to attend Valdosta State University where I obtained my Education Specialist’s Degree in Leadership. I am so excited to be back in the North Hall Cluster, and serving this community.
When I am not at school, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends. I have 5 wonderful children, Matthew, Bailey, Jake, Lawson, and Nolee. I love to travel, especially to the beach.
I began my career as an educator in 2001 after I graduated from the University of South Florida. My first job was as a high school teacher in Florida, and it wasn’t until 2006 when my family moved to Georgia…I have been working with the students of NHMS ever since.
I moved into administration after a 12 year tenure teaching at NHMS that included time working as: a Special Education teacher, the co-lead Special Education teacher, a teacher of 7th grade Math, the co-coordinator of the Earhart-Edison STEM Academy and the head wrestling coach. I look forward to many more years serving the Trojan community as a part of the administrative team.