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David and I have been married for 27 years. We have two adult daughters. I enjoy reading, traveling, hiking, kayaking and spending time with my family. I am a life-long resident of Blount County.

I have an Educational Specialist Degree in Educational Leadership and a Master's degree in Educational Administration from The University of Alabama. My Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education is from Jacksonville State University. I am a graduate of Cleveland High School.

The 2017-2018 school year will be my seventh year as principal. I served as assistant principal at SMES for 4 years before being named principal. As principal, I have the wonderful opportunity to be a part of the Susan Moore family.

SMES is a wonderful place for your children to grow and learn! Every student has the opportunity to participate in STEM lab. This focuses on developing science, technology, engineering, and math skills. Problem solving and collaboration are strengthened during STEM lessons. SMES students will be reading a variety of rich and interesting text as well as opportunities to write and dicuss. Students will also be engaged in a variety of mathematical strategies.  This year we will continue to focus on growing  every students' love of learning! 

I look forward to a successful year. Please contact me if I may be of assistance.