Hi! I am new to Normal Park and will be teaching 3rd grade this year! I am in my second year of teaching, and I graduated from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga in December of 2017 with a degree in Early Childhood, Middle Grades, and Special Education.I grew up in Ooltewah, but when I graduated high school, I moved downtown for college and fell in love with the area as it is so different from the farm I grew up on. I got married last October and have two fur babies, Cooper (cat) and Scout (dog) who definitely keep life interesting. I am working towards a Master's Degree in Reading Specialist. I LOVE working with students and watching the light bulb go off in their heads when things click. I also love watching them grow into the amazing humans that they were meant to be. I am looking forward to an exciting year of teaching, but also learning from my students as well!