Grade Level / Subject Taught / Position
What year did you start working at Jonathan Valley Elementary School?
I started at JVE in 1998- I taught First grade for 8 years, then changed to Kindergarten until present time.
Personal work experience and past careers:
I started teaching in 1992 at Pisgah Forest Elementary in Brevard, NC. I taught Kindergarten there for 7 years before moving to Haywood Co and being hired to teach First grade at Jonathan Valley. I have co-authored two books and wrote one of my own. I worked at the original Jack the Dipper while I was in college at WCU (30 years ago).
Anna is 21, Clay is 16 and Jimmy is my husband (his age is the same as mine…?). I have 3 dogs…Isabella my Pug 14, Eloise my daughter’s French Bulldog 1 1/2 and Ollie my French Bulldog who is 9 months old!
I enjoy helping teachers to love writing workshop (then in turn their students love it), hanging out at home with my pups and family and walking at the lake with my friends.