- MEd, Special Education, Bob Jones University
- BS, Elementary Education, Bob Jones University
- Assessment of Reading (Ed 365)
- Foundations of Reading (Ed 205)
- Instructional Practices of Reading (Ed 353)
My personal interest in education began when I was very young, evidenced by my love of playing “school.” Once I settled on studying elementary education, I never wavered from that decision and graduated from BJU in 1998 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education. Throughout the program, I became keenly aware that students have a variety of learning needs, so I decided to stay at BJU for a Master of Education degree in Special Education. In 2015 and 2016, I did extensive graduate coursework in literacy at Furman University, and I’m currently pursuing a doctoral degree in literacy through Indiana University.
I taught for five years at my alma mater, Colonial Christian School in Indianapolis, Indiana, before moving to Greenville. While I was home with young children, I was a part-time substitute teacher in the Greenville County School District. Then I returned to full-time teaching at Bob Jones Academy where I taught in the Learning Resource Center. I’m certified by the South Carolina Department of Education in Elementary Education, Generic Special Education, and Learning Disabilities. As an Associate Professor as well as the Literacy Coordinator in the Division of Teacher Education, my desire is that my students will gain the knowledge and skills needed to be effective literacy teachers and that they will have hearts for students with special needs.
My husband, Jeff, works for Edward Jones, and we have two sons: Ian and Sean. Ian attends Bob Jones University, and Sean is at the Academy. I don’t have any specific hobbies, but I enjoy spending time with my family, reading, shopping, and traveling. I also love being involved at my church—Cornerstone Baptist Church in Greenville, South Carolina—where Jeff and I minister to the young families. Please don’t hesitate to contact me with any questions you might have about education or, more specifically, literacy!