Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary Education Master's Degree in Elementary Education Master's Degree in Educational Leadership and Administration Educational Specialist Degree in Educational Leadership and Administration
I am thrilled to be starting my third year as Assistant Principal at Paine Elementary. I had the fortunate opportunity to join Paine Primary (now Paine Elementary) in 2003, following twelve years of service. Before joining Trussville City Schools, I taught first, second, third, and fourth grade, as well as gifted resource classes at various schools in Alabama and Georgia. My experience prior to my current position at Paine includes ten years as a second grade classroom teacher. In addition to being a classroom teacher, I spent three years providing professional development and coaching for teachers and students while serving as a math instructional coach.
I grew up in Alabama and received my undergraduate degree in Elementary Education from Samford University in Birmingham, AL. I earned two Master's Degrees (Elementary Education and Educational Leadership) as well as my Educational Specialist Degree in Educational Leadership and Administration from Samford University. I am currently a Doctoral candidate in Educational Leadership at Samford University.
It is my desire to meet the needs of students and to assist in the professional growth of each member of Paine Elementary. My personal belief is that all students deserve high quality leaders and teachers and a rigorous curriculum in an environment that promotes and engages critical thinking and learning skills. It is my desire to serve in an environment in which the capacity of every teacher is developed in order to meet students' academic needs and to have a part in developing a culture of purposeful collaboration and interdependence with a focus on student achievement. I firmly believe Paine Elementary is that place!
I am inspired by my colleagues and excited to work with such dedicated educators at Paine Elementary. The commitment of the families and the excitement of the students create an amazing community where I love coming to work every day!
During my free time, I enjoy spending time with my husband, Jeff and our two children Ashley (27) and Jon (23). We have two Yorkshire Terriers named Barkley and Bowie. I love to hike local trails, read, and travel.
I know this is going to be a great year at Paine Elementary School! I am very excited to meet you and get to know your families.
The mission of Trussville City Schools is to educate students using high standards in a safe, nurturing enviornment fostering academic and career competencies which prepare them to be productive citizens.