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Subjects Taught
Algebra II With Trig, Algebraic Connection


Master of Science - Mathematics - The University of Mississippi - 1995

Bachelor of Arts - Mathematics - The University of Mississippi - 1994

Associate of Arts - Southwest Mississippi Community College - 1992


Teaching Experience

College Algebra and Elementary Statistics - Ole Miss - 2 years

College Algebra - Hinds Community College in Jackson, Mississippi - 4 years. 

Algebra 1, Algebra 1A, Algebra 1B, Geometry, Algebra 2 with Trig, PreAP Algebra 2 with Trig, Pre Calculus, AP Statistics, Discrete Mathematics - Prattville High School - 8 years

Department Chair - Prattville High School - 6 years

Other Work Experience

Computer Programmer Analyst - Southern Farm Bureau Life Insurance Company

Quality Assurance Programmer Analyst and Project Manager - MCI WorldCom 

Stay At Home Mom


This is my eighth year at Prattville High School and my sixth year as the chairman of the mathematics department at PHS.  This year, I am teaching PreAP Algebra 2 with Trig and Algebraic Connections.  I love teaching math and feel very passionate about it.  I don't believe it is enough for students to simply learn how to "work problems."  I strive for them to leave my class with a true understanding of the material, and in the process, I hope I can teach them some important things about life.  If ALL that I teach them is Math, then I have certainly failed them.

I strive to provide the students with a rigorous course that is relevant to them so that when they leave my class, they are college or career ready. 

 I absolutely love my job and the kids at Prattville High School.  Seeing these students grow both academically and socially is absolutely amazing and I would not trade it for anything!  It is pure joy!!!!