Hi There! I'm pleased to be the Gifted and Talented Coordinator for the De Queen School District. My background is very eclectic. I was born and lived in Texas for 21 years. Following that, I lived in Ohio for 14 years where I got my Batchelor's Degree in Elementary Education from The Ohio State University. I later moved all over, working on major construction projects, helping build such projects as an Air Separation Plant for Union Carbide in South Carolina and a Carbon Dioxide Recovery Unit in Wyoming for Exxon. I returned to teaching in Oklahoma and received my Masters' degree in Gifted Education from Southeast Oklahoma State University in Durant. I taught (mostly math and science) in Oklahoma 20 years before coming to De Queen.
I teach enrichment classes for kindergarten through third grades, pull-out gifted and talented classes for identified GT students in grades four and five, and do once-a-month affective needs classes for grades 6 through 12. It's exciting to be able to visit with so wide a variety of students.