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2nd Grade


I hold a Master's Degree in Elementary Education from Mississippi State University. I am trained in Leader In Me. I have completed the Math Common Core Curriculum, Alabama Reading Academy, Guided Reading, Talents Unlimited, Six Traits, AMSTI  1st and 2nd year Math and Science, AMSTI Trainer (Science), Globe Trainer,  Box It Bag It Math, DIBELS, Technology, Integrated Therapy, and numerous other workshops.  I have been selected as a Reading Renaissance  Master Classroom for four years. 


I have 22 years teaching experience -16 years in Kindergarten, 3 years in First Grade, 2 years in 2nd grade,  1/2 year in Third grade and 1/2 year teaching all grades as a substitute.  I am excited to continue teaching 2nd grade this year.  I look forward to a great year.

I hold a Master's Degree in Elementary Education from Mississippi State University. I am a former AMSTI and Globe Trainer  and member of the Mobile County Educator's Association.

 I have  achieved Reading Renaissance  Master Classroom with the help of my wonderful students for four years. 


Welcome to my biography page! I am currently teaching Second Grade at O'Rourke. This is my 16th year at O'Rourke.  I achieved Reading Reinaissance Master Teacher for 2008-09, 2009-10, 2010-11, and 2011-12. 

I am married with two children. My husband, Jerry, is the Lab Coordinator for Outokumpu Stainless. I have a daughter, Kathleen, 16 years old, and a son, Ryan, 13 years old. I love animals and have many pets.  We live on a farm in Grand Bay and have two cats, Gollum and Chloe, a six year old Shih Tzu - Princess,  15 chickens, 2 goats, 3 Belted Galloway cows,  2 calves, 1 Belted Galloway Bull, 2 pot bellied pigs, 2 ducks, 7 geese, 2 guineas, and 1 horse.     

Our classroom is home to the following pets: Copper, seven year old corn snake,  and BlueRaz, the Beta fish.  

 I enjoy spending time with my family on the farm, attending sporting events,  and  being a VBS leader at my church, Woodridge Baptist. 

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