Middle School Principal
I graduated from a small high school in 1997, Horatio High in Horatio, Ar. After graduating I attended Cossatot Community College in De Queen where I earned an Associate of Arts Degree. Next, I went on to Henderson State University in Arkadelphia where I obtained a Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education. After teaching for several years I attended Arkansas State University twice where I earned two different masters degrees. I recently completed the Ed. S degree in Educational Leadership/District level in May of 2020. I am currently working on my Ed.D, and will complete the Doctoral program in Educcational Leadership in 2024.
High School Diploma 1997
Associate of Arts 1999
Bachelor of Science Early Childhood Education 2003
Masters Degree/Educational Theory and Practice 2011
Masters Degree/Curriculum and Instruction 2016
ESL Certification 2016
Program of Study Building Level Administrator 2017
Educational Specialist Degree 2020
Currently working on Doctor of Education
ELLA (Early Lit)
Ruby Payne Poverty
Donna Beagle Poverty
Solution Tree PLCs at Work
School of Innovation
RISE Trainer of Trainers
ALICE (Safety Procedures)
School of Innovation
English as a Second Language/Family Engagement
21st Century After School Programming
I have been in education for 17 years. I began my teaching career here in Decatur. I taught Kindergarten for five years, first grade for one year and second grade for four years. After 10 years in the classroom I became the English Language Director for the school district. During this time I developed a passion for working with teachers, other leaders in addition to the wonderful students. After completing my administrator’s licensure I became the Elementary School Dean of Students and then was named K-8 Assistant Principal. During my tenure as Assistant Principal I was the director of the 21st Century SPARK after school program.
I currently work at the middle school (5th-8th grades) as the building principal.
I am a busy mom to four wonderful children ages 23, 18, 14 and 12. The oldest works for an area mortgage lending company and is learning all about adulting. The 18 year old is at the U of A studying biology. The younger two are busy playing football for their school teams. In addition to the kiddos I have two crazy doggos who keep me about as busy as the kids. :)
The world of education is a busy one for sure and I love every minute of it. When I am not working, I enjoy working out (this helps me clear my mind and recharge/refocus), reading educational leadership books, taking short road trips and camping/boating with the family. If the word beach is involved and the time allows, you might find my toes in the sand.