Welcome to Junior and Senior English, and Advanced Composition! I am excited to be at Fulton City this year!
Here's a quick introduction-I graduated from Fulton County High School in 1996. Yes, many years ago, but let's not worry so much about that. I went on to Southeastern Illinois College on a basketball scholarship, and graduated with my Associate of Arts degree in 1998. From there, I went on to Lindsey Wilson College, on a basketball scholarship. I also ran cross country, and made it to the National Championship in both sports. I stayed that year, and went on t0 play at Spalding University in Louisville, again on a basketball scholarship. I was asked to run cross country there as well. I graduated from Spalding University in 2001 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature with a Minor in Writing.
I moved home when I was near to having my little girl. She came along in August of 2001, a little over a month before September 11. This was a major turning point in my life, and pushed me more than anything to become a teacher. I substituted at Fulton County until December of that year, then signed a contract at Fulton City to be a Teacher's Aide, until I left in May of 2002 to move back to Louisville.
Five days after my daughter, Jaicah, turned 1, I started to earn my Master's degree, again at Spalding University in Louisville. I finished in November of 2003, and had earned a Master of Arts in Teaching High School English, Grades 8-12. I then substituted, as I had been to earn my living while getting my Master's, until the end of the 2003-2004 school year.
I taught and coached basketball at Valley Traditional High School from 2004-2006. I moved in July of 2006 to Wingo, and taught at Graves County High School from 2006-2008. Now I'm here at Fulton City High School!
Questions? Let me know!