I am a Richland 2 and University of South Carolina graduate with a B.A. in Secondary English Education, and a Master’s in Teacher Leadership. I am also a National Board Certified teacher. I taught seven years of high school English in both Richland Districts 1 and 2, and I am now in my 20th year of teaching 8th grade English, which I love! Having the opportunity to invest in the next generation by sharing my love of reading and writing is a calling I consider a privilege. My husband and I love our 3 adult children, but delight mostly in our four grandchildren (2 boys and 2 girls). I love to read, walk, go to the movies and be on the water.