I was born in Kinston, North Carolina. I attended East Carolina University, where I received a BS in Elementary Education and a Masters Degree in Education. In 2010, I became a National Board Certified Teacher. This is my 14th year of teaching. I have two children, Emma Jane (7) and Eli (3). In my spare time, I enjoy running, crafting and spending time with my husband and children. I am so excited about this school year! We have an awesome year planned!