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Subjects Taught
2nd Grade


Associate of Arts degree in Business Administration/Accounting from Spencer School of Business in Spencer, Iowa.

Associate of Science degree in Biology from Coastal Carolina Community College in Jacksonville, North Carolina.

Bachelor of Arts degree in Elementary Education from the University of North Carolina in Wilmington, North Carolina.


4th and 5th grade multi-age class at Delalio Elementary School, New River Air Station, NC.

5th grade at Summersill Elementary School, Jacksonville, NC.

Kindergarten at Swansboro Elementary School, Swansboro, NC.

2nd Grade (my favorite!) at Swansboro Elementary School, Swansboro, NC


Let Me Introduce Myself

I am a native of Iowa. I came to North Carolina by way of the Navy in 1989. After serving seven years in the Navy, I got out and my husband and I chose to call North Carolina home. My husband is a retired Navy Chief and we have been married for 27 years. We have three beautiful daughters. Our oldest graduated from Swansboro High School in 2010 and studied Criminal Justice at Carteret Community College, our second graduated from Swansboro High School in 2012, and our youngest is a sophomore this year. I love to travel, sew, crochet, scrapbook, garden, write, read, bake and spend time with my family on the beach. I love teaching! I attended and received my Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. I have taught children in 4th and 5th grade in a combined classroom, Kindergarten and 2nd grade. I don't teach 2nd grade, I teach 2nd grade students. I enjoy teaching at Swansboro Elementary and working with caring, professional colleagues. "Learning is a life-long journey; it never ends."

Mission For The Class

The Mission for our class is to excel in all that we do. I don't believe it's enough that a child know that 2+2=4, I want them to be able to tell me how they know that 2+2=4. To that end, the "3 R's" in our classroom are Respect, Responsibility and Reasoning.