I was born in Louisville, Kentucky, but moved to Sumter when I was 5. Sumter is my home. I graduated from Winthrop University with a Bachelor of Science in 2000. I earned my Masters degree from Lesley University in 2008. I taught 2nd grade here at Shaw Heights from 2000-2018. In fall of 2018, I started teaching 3rd grade. I am married and have one daughter.