Subject, Activities, Responsibilities
Librarian, Civics, Civics Independent Study, U.S. History 8, Economics Challenge, and Stock Market Game
Education and Previous Work Experience
B. S. Elementary Education: University of the Ozarks
M.S. Educational Administration: University of Central Arkansas
Post graduate studies in social studies and special education at UA Fort Smith, ASU in Jonesboro, UA Monticello, and ATU Russellville
ILDA conference, Jacksonville, Florida 2006
LDA conference, Little Rock, AR 2010
Commonweal Foundation Pathways to Success Leadership Forum; 2008, 2009 and 2010
AP Summer Institute for Economics July 2008
Recipient, Bessie B. Moore award for Excellence in Teaching Economics, 2008
St. Joseph Catholic School, Paris, AR: Principal and teacher, 1990-1999
Trinity Jr. High, Ft. Smith, AR: Religion dept. chair and teacher, 2000-2005
A Little About Me:
I’ve always taught in Catholic schools, in large part due to my belief that all knowledge is a reflection of God’s love for us. The teaching profession is about sharing content but is also helping students acquire the skills needed to learn at the next stage in their life. Challenging students to develop their gifts and abilities is one reason I’ve enjoyed various economic competitions.
My work at Subiaco includes helping students develop into independent learners, which is incredibly rewarding. I also strongly believe that the measure of a student’s success is determined not just by the skills learned, but by the dedication and application given to the required task.
In my free time I enjoy spending time with my husband, children and grandchildren. I like to hike, fish, camp, and spend time at the lake. I like to garden and can fruits and vegetables. I am a licensed amateur radio operator. My husband and I enjoy taking motorcycle trips. We’ve traveled to the west coast in 2010, the Outer Banks in 2012, and to Canada in 2016.