I earned my Bachelor's degree in 1992 and my Master's of Education in 2014 and have been teaching since 1992. I have been happily married for over thirty years to Dwayne, and have one lovely biological daughter, Megan (Kip) McNeill, who teaches 5th grade ELA at Sycamore Middle School. In December 2023, our family adopted twin twelve-year-old girls. Our daughter, Megan, has one biological daughter and son, and is fostering to adopt another daughter, as well. Our family has truly been blessed with each new child! In my "spare" time, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, teaching Children's Church and Awana, gardening, playing with my daughters and grandkids, reading, listening to music, relaxing at the pool, and walking my dog. I love learning and teaching all facets of English Language Arts and look forward to knowing and serving the students in my care.