Degrees and Certifications:
Hi! I am very excited to be at Yates Mill. I grew up on the coast of North Carolina in Morehead City. After graduation, I attended Meredith College and earned a BA in Mathematics and an Elementary Education Certification. I have taught in Wake county for my entire teaching career. Before our second daughter was born I taught in first grade or K/1 multiage classrooms. After our son started school, I returned to teaching part-time at Yates Mill as an Intervention Teacher. Last year I began teaching full time again as a Kindergarten teacher. I am very lucky to be part of such an amazing team!
I live in Raleigh with my husband Tom and our 3 kids. Sarah Kate is a senior at Middle Creek. Amanda is an 8th grader and Jake is a 7th grader. They both attend Dillard Drive Middle. All 3 of our kids spent their elementary years at Yates Mill.
Our family also includes two spoiled Dobermen, a rabbit, 2 turtles, and 2 hermit crabs.
When I am not at school, you can find us watching Amanda play soccer or watching Jake wrestle or play baseball. Sarah Kate is a musician and we are frequently at open mic nights around the triangle. Our family also enjoys 4 wheeling, boating, and attending classic car shows and cruise-ins.
I feel very privileged to spend the day with your children. Kindergarten is full of so many firsts and can be a magical time. It is amazing watching the social, emotional and academic growth of our students and helping them become positive members of our community.