Welcome to 6th grade! I am so excited to be joining the Cheatham team this year and getting back to this age group and this level of curriculum. This will be my 19th year teaching in Allen ISD...10 years teaching middle school ELA, 7 years as an elementary librarian, and 1 year as a 4th grade teacher!
I grew up in Gonzales, Texas. While attending Texas A&M University, I studied Agricultural Journalism and interned at their agricultural radio station. However, since both of my parents are educators, I always knew I wanted to be a teacher, so I also studied for my teaching certification in English and Journalism while there. It was quite the experience living in the two different educational worlds...but I learned to enjoy a variety of subjects, different people, different places, and different perspectives...so I am very excited about this year teaching writing, reading, and world cultures!
I met my husband of 30 years at A&M and then followed him to the Dallas area. We have 3 kids who all went through Allen ISD. Robbie is 25, Allison is 22, and Nathan is 18. They are all currently living at home and working while furthering their education online or in the Dallas area.
When not at school, my family loves spending time together outside with our dogs, down on our farm in Gonzales, traveling to Disney, and watching sports, especially hockey...Go, Stars! Go, Allen Americans...but football and wrestling are close behind. If you see me at any games or simply out and about in our community, please wave and say hi...I love to see my students outside of school.
I cannot wait to meet all of you...see your smiles! Please contact me if you have any questions.
972-236-0600 ext. 0989