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Subjects Taught
AP Chemistry, Physical Science, Pre-AP Chemistry


  • 1989  (March-May)  Columbus (Georgia) High School  --  Advanced Physical Science
  • 1989 - present           Tallassee High School  --  8th & 12th grade Earth & Space Science, 9th & 11th Standard/Advanced Physical Science, Life Science, Advanced/Pre-AP Chemistry, AP Chemistry, Physics, AHSGE-Science & Math, Study Hall, ACT Prep/Study Hall


As a single person I consider my students as my own children.

Born and raised in Montgomery, Alabama I attended Robert E. Lee High School and graduated from a class of more than 650 as one of four valedictorians in 1983.  Using the Chancellor's Scholarship that I was awarded from Auburn University at Montgomery, I earned a bachelor's degree in Biology with highest honors in 1987 and was named the School of Sciences first Outstanding Student.  Continuing my education at AUM, I then earned a master's degree in Education-Secondary Biology in 1988.  After teaching at THS for several years, I took more courses in order to be certified on a master's level in General Science in 1995, thus enabling me to teach any science course needed at the high school. As science department head/chair please feel free to contact  me about any of your concerns or questions. 

I'm starting year 29 at THS, but feel that I have many more years still in me to teach.  With the help of my students and colleagues, this year's transitions will hopefully go smoothly for all.

Having fulfilled my term as President for the Alabama Science Teachers Association (ASTA) by chairing the professional development conference held for science teachers at the McWane Science Center March 7th & 8th, 2017, I am currently serving as Retiring President.  In this role as Past President, I am working jointly with the Alabama State Department of Education (ALSDE) to help develop a safety "manual" for all science teachers in the state to use.  Lastly, I am also on the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) Program Committee serving as the Science & Literacy Strand Leader for the national professional development conference being held for science teachers in Atlanta March 15-18, 2018.

As much as I love my job at THS and the students in Tallassee, I continue to reside in my hometown with my calico cat, Cuddles, and the stray kitten that I rescued, Snuggles, in order to care for my parents and to help them as needed.