I'm a 6th science teacher at Rockmart Middle. I first attended Georgia Southern University to study geology. In 2004, I took a job as a paraprofessional in Floyd County Schools. I loved working with students with disabilities. I continued this passion working as a paraprofessional in a blended special education pre-kindergarten program. As I worked in this program, I began pursuing my degree in special education at Illinois State University. Upon graduation, I worked at a residential school for students with emotional and behavior disabilities. My first year teaching was in self contained for students with emotional disabilities. I decided to move back to my hometown of Rome, GA to continue my career in education. I worked as a resource, inclusion, and self contained teacher in Rome City Schools. It is great to be able to combine my knowledge of geology and education at Rockmart Middle. Coming from a special education background, I work to find a way for every student to learn. My goal is for all students to be confident and successful through hardwork and independence. I'm very excited for a new year at RMS in science. I look forward to the fun adventures the students will have learning about how the Earth changes, rocks, weather patterns, and astronomy!