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Students are in need of educators who are dedicated to the improvement of our students, educators who communicate well with parents and the community about the challenges this country faces in the arena of education; and educators who will not quit until positive results are met. I am that educator.

Learning has always been a part of my growing process. I graduated with honors from Asheville High School; attended both Brevard College and High Point University where I received my Associate of Arts and Bachelor of Arts degrees; and I received my Masters of Education Degree in 2010 from East Tennessee State University. Also, I served in the United States Army as a decorated non-commissioned officer.

When I was in the classroom, I taught middle grades language arts and social studies as a licensed teacher in North Carolina. While teaching, I helped improve the writing scores to passing for my seventh grade students. It was fun for me to see students learn writing and improve their reading. I tutored for four years for a national Learning Center where I helped students improve reading and writing skills. Therefore, my favorite areas of tutoring are both reading and writing.

A rapport must be made with the student I tutor. My former students still consider me a friend and someone to call on. I have written countless college recommendations over the years. I believe a student needs a friend that will listen and help them when they are ready to improve.

Outside of teaching, I enjoy photography, jazz, cooking, and spending time with family and friends. My belief is a smile goes a long way. Relaxing and enjoying the life we have is a blessing.

Undergraduate Degree:

 High Point University - BA, Religion/Christian Education

Graduate Degree:

 East Tennessee State University - M.Ed., Educational Leadership

 State Certified Teacher
Jazz, photography, cooking, reading and time with family

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