“Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved.” Helen Keller
The most important thing that any person can achieve for themselves is to live a life of great character. When I retire from education, I pray that I will have left fond memories and uplifting experiences in the lives of those who knew me. I am fortunate to serve as a Regional Consultant for the Kentucky School for the Blind representing the Green River Regional Education Cooperative. In my 24 years as an educator, I have taught in Metcalfe County, Glasgow Independent, Marshall County, Bowling Green Independent, and Warren County schools. Through the course of those years, I was an Exceptional Education teacher for 11 years, a Primary and Intermediate Regular Education teacher for 3 years, a Teacher of the Visually Impaired, and a Regional Consultant. I have loved my career and various roles as it has made me the person I am today.
Throughout my educational career, I have served on many boards and committee’s ranging from School-Based Crisis Team, Discipline, Autism, Site-Based Council to serving as KTIP supervisor to numerous student teachers and first-year teachers, as well as past KAER Director of Education. I currently serve as President-Elect for Kentucky Association for Education and Rehabilitation of the Blind and Visually Impaired.
I reside in Bowling Green, a wonderful college town, home to Western Kentucky University. After 24 years in education, each day is a learning experience. I cherish each day that I am fortunate to work in the field of visual impairment. I welcome any questions you might have. Please feel free to email me with your questions or interests.