I graduated McKinney High School in 1977 and Texas A&M/Commercie in 1998 with a Bachelor of Science degree.
I have a degree in Elementary Education. My certifications are Reading Grades 1-8, ESL, and Gifted and Talented.
I have attended many conferences, workshops, and professional development hours. Some of these include Poverty Simulation, Empowering Writers, Reading Academy, Guided Reading and Writing workshops, and many other writing and reading workshops. I recently attended the ILA Conference in Austin and now have many new ELA ideas. This year, I am attending a new Reading Academy, and have already learned many new ways to understand and teach reading.
This is my 22nd year of teaching. This is my fourth year at Finley-Oates, but I have been with Bonham ISD since 2014. I love Bonham and enjoy the students in this district. I love second grade!
Before coming to FO, I taught 4th grade at I.W. Evans for 4 years. I have also worked for Greenville ISD and Farmersville ISD. In Greenville, I taught for 7 years in 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades, all subjects. In Farmersville, fresh out of college, I taught 2nd grade for 7 years.
My husband, Bobby, and I have been married for 33 years. We have 4 grown children and 7 grandchildren. Our children attended Leonard and Trenton schools. We have lived in Fannin County since 1991. We are currently living in a house my husband built for us south of Bonham.
When I am not teaching, I love to read and watch movies. I also love decorating my new house!! Our family loves to get together for big meals and get-togethers. We also enjoy camping, in a cabin, of course, and kayaking!