I am originally from the Green Bay area of Wisconsin and moved to Tennessee in 1999. I went to Hiwassee College and then graduated from Tennessee Wesleyan College in 2004. After a few years in the work force, I went back to earn my teaching certificate as well as accept a job as an educator in the McMinn County School System in 2008. While teaching there, I earned my masters and educational specialist degrees from Arkansas State University. During those eight years at E. K. Baker Elementary, I taught English/Language Arts to 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students. In 2016, I accepted a position at Alcoa Middle School as an ELA teacher. I now teach 6th grade ELA here at Alcoa Middle School.