I have lived in Polk County for over 49 years. I have been employed by Polk School District since 1995. I am beginning my 21st year. I received my degrees in Early Childhood Education at the University of West Georgia. I received my Bachelors degree in 1995, Masters in 2001, and Educational Specialist in 2005. I have taught at Elementary schools on both sides of the county. I am beginning my sixth year at Westside. During my first year at Westside, I taught third grade. I taught Kindergarten for four years. This year I will be teaching EIP Reading for kindergarten and first grade.