Hello, I am one of the two 8th Grade Social Studies teachers at Sycamore Middle School. I have been teaching at SMS since January of 2000. I have taught 8th grade U.S. History since August 2000. U.S. History is my passion. I dedicate most summers to studying historic topics more in depth at seminars across the United States, so that I can bring this new knowledge into my classroom. I want my students to develop a love and appreciation our country.
I have a Bachelors' degree from APSU with a comprehensive major in U.S. and World History. I have a minor in Geography as well. My Master's degree is also from APSU in Education Administration.
Each year I help to plan and coordinate the 8th grade trip, which is typically to Washington DC, Philadelphia, Chicago, etc. If you have any questions regarding the 8th grade trip, please email me. The trip takes place after school is out for the summer. Monthly payments for the trip are made directly to the travel company, Thomas Tours. You can contact them at 615-292-0470.
I also help to plan and coordinate the 8th Grade Formal, which is a dance held in May for our 8th Grade students. Tickets for Formal go on sale each year after Valentine's Day. The cost for the ticket is paid directly to the homeroom teacher. If you have any question in regards to Formal, please email me, and I will gladly answer them.