Bio and Teacher Training:
I served as an educator in Mobile and Baldwin County School Systems in Alabama for 37 years. I was a regular classroom teacher, special education teacher, assistant principal, and principal. I retired as a principal at Daphne Elementary School in 2012 which is in the Baldwin County School System. I hold an Alabama teaching certificate for elementary education, special education, and administration. I also served as Vice President, President-elect, and President of Alabama Association of Elementary School Principals, as well as a Board of Directors member for the Council of Leaders of Alabama Schools. I also served on the Resolution Committee at the national level in the National Education Association of Elementary Principals. I have been working with TeacherReady since 2008 as an instructor/advisor. I feel strongly that the success of the children depends on high-expectations. Children learn best when they are in a learning environment that has been shaped by developmentally appropriate practices to prepare them for this fast-changing and complex world.