Grade Level/Subject Taught/Position:
Intensive Intervention Assistant
How long you have been with Clyde Elementary:
About 16 years
Personal work experience and past careers:
Before working with the school system I was a long distance telephone operator in Anchorage, Alaska, then earned my CNA certification from Haywood Community College, I volunteered at schools and worked as a PTA and PTO officer for several schools as my children progressed, I became a substitute teacher for Haywood County Schools and worked in the afterschool program at Meadowbrook Elementary School, I began my Assistant experience at Meadowbrook in the Haywood County Autism Classroom where I stayed until the class graduated to Middle Schools 6 years later after having moved to Clyde Elementary. At this time I became an Exceptional Children Resource Assistant where I used programs I had been trained in including Orton Gillingham Reading, Wilson Reading, and LLC to help in the knowledge which I strive to share with students today. In 2014 I became an Intensive Intervention Assistant where I am today.
I have 3 children, 1 daughter and 2 sons who are all grown and I am raising 3 of my 4 grandchildren along with my husband of 39 years. I have 2 granddaughters and 2 grandsons. We have one dog named “Brownie” who is part pit and part who knows.
Where you are from:
I grew up in Haywood County just outside of Canton and attended Pennsylvania Avenue Elementary School, North Canton, Elementary School, Canton Junior High, Pisgah High School, and Haywood Community College.
Piano, Organ, Reading, and crocheting.
Fun facts about you:
I lived in Alaska for 3 years and loved it there, I enjoy spending time with my family, I have traveled to 48 of the 50 United States, I played third base and catcher for Pisgah’s first girl’s softball team.