I am currently in my 17th year of teaching at Smith, 20 overall. I taught 2nd grade for seven years, I taught 3rd grade for 5 years, and am in my 5th year back in 2nd grade. I received my Bachelor's Degree from Radford University and my Master's Degree from Elon University. In 2008 I received National Board Certification and just renewed it in 2017. One of the goals I have for my students is that they develop a love for learning and become a life-long learner, as I have.