I earned my Bachelor's degree in 1992 and my Master's of Education in 2014. This will be my twenty-seventh year as a teacher and my fourth year at Sycamore Middle School. I have been happily married for thirty-one years to Dwayne, and have one lovely biological daughter, Megan (Kip) McNeill, who teaches 5th grade ELA at Sycamore Middle School. Our family is currently fostering to adopt two beautiful twelve-year-old girls. Our daughter, Megan, has one biological daughter, is fostering to adopt another daughter, and is expecting to deliver a son in September! Our family is truly 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.