I graduated in 2010 from Bonham High School and from Texas A&M University of Commerce in May of 2015. I have been teaching here at Finley-Oates since 2016 and it has become my home! :)
I have attended multiple workshops and professional developments in my years of teaching at Finley Oates.
I have been teaching since 2015 and have only ever worked at Finley Oates Elementary. My first year I taught Kindergarten and since then I’ve taught second grade.
My husband, Micah Hilliard, and I have been married since July of 2013 and own a home in town. Micah works at Morning Star Academy and teaches P.E. and Health for Pre-K through 8th graders. Most kids know him as “Coach” or occassionally “Mr. Coach”. :) We do not have children yet, but we have two female dogs, Cassie and Lyra who were both rescued from animal shelters. Lyra, the older and smaller of the two, is a rat terrier/chihuahua mix and Cassie is an Australian Shepherd/Lab mix. We enjoyed a road trip to Colorado this summer with them!
I grew up in a town half (or less) the size of Bonham and 20 minutes away, in Leonard, TX. My parents owned a Steel Framed Home Company on the square there. When I was a sophomore, I transferred to Bonham High School and drove my old cherry red Mustang to school until I graduated in 2010.
My husband and I enjoy going to the movies together and are usually pretty knowledgeable about the new kids or superhero movies coming out. In my free time I sometimes do acrylic paintings, but I enjoy reading often. I read books about education, young adult novels, or thrillers. I also love to listen to some current music, but mostly the oldies like classic rock, jazz, or blues.