I hope you will enjoy my website!!!!
I have lived in Raleigh since the summer of 2003 when I started teaching at North Ridge. Prior to that, I spent eleven years in Elizabeth City, N.C. Born in Virginia, I am a true Smithfield ham!!! (Surely, you’ve heard of the famous, delicious, good-old country Smithfield hams!!!!) I must add, I’m talking about Smithfield, Va.---not Smithfield, N.C.!!! I’m very proud of my heritage and upbringing. My family home is in the country—a truly rural area. My father, a retired farmer, still resides there.
My only sibling, Milton, lives in Omaha, Nebraska. I usually see him two or maybe three times a year. His son, Jackson, will be in fifth grade this year.
I have two daughters, Courtney and Laura. Courtney graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in May 2011. She will be in her second year of law school this fall. Laura will be a senior at North Carolina State University. As you can figure out, I am a "House-Divided"!!!! It can make life very interesting!
I have a jack russell terrier, Tootsie! Tootsie weighs around 8 pounds and is 11 years old. In spite of her size, she thinks she’s as big as any of the larger breeds. Unfortunately, she doesn’t like other dogs!!! She does, however, love people!!! She is most entertaining. Your children will probably come home with stories about her!
I enjoy going to the A.E. FINLEY YMCA and walking down Rainwater to Spring Forest with Tootsie. I love dining out with my girls or friends, shopping, and catching the latest movies.
Fifth grade is AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!We work hard and have a lot of fun!! We do all that we can to get students ready for middle school. I look forward to working with you this year!!!
Unicornucopia 2011 ---Fun times. I