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Subjects Taught
8th Grade Englsih



I am a Yankee. I thought I would put that out there right away. My family and I have been living in Southaven, Mississippi, for almost 13 years. We moved here from New Jersey when my husband was transferred with his job. I was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and spent my childhood there eating pretzels, cheesesteaks, and Tastykakes. I root for the Philadelphia Phillies, Eagles, 76ers, and the Flyers. I moved to New Jersey when I was a teenager and met my husband Matt there. I have two daughters who will be attending college this year. My daughter Madison will be in her senior year at Mississippi State University. My other daughter Celia will be attending Northwest Community College for her sophomore year. My son, Matthew, will be a junior in high school this year. 


I am a graduate of Rowan University in New Jersey with a BA in English/Secondary Education. Rowan used to be the New Jersey State Teachers College of Glassboro and has gone through several name changes since its original conception. I have always wanted to say that the reason I became a teacher was my love of children. Actually, I was never good with children. My desire to teach came from my love of literature. I wanted to inspire students with my passion for reading. Then, guess what happened? I fell in love with the students. They have inspired me in so many ways. The children make me laugh and I enjoy how they think. I look forward to teaching every day because of them.

English Language Arts:

I have decided to go back to the classroom and teach language arts. I really miss reading and writing with my students. I have always loved literature: it is my passion. I am looking forward to working with my students to explore many pieces of literature and responding to literature in the written form. 

DeSoto Central Middle:

This is my third year teaching at DCMS. I enjoyed getting to know my students and helping them to transition to high school. That's one thing about teaching eighth grade, the students move on and you hope they are doing well in high school. Transitioning to high school is a big deal. We will discuss many things about high school throughout the year and how I can help make that transition as smooth as possible.