I am originally from West Columbia, SC. I moved to Charleston in 1989 and began teaching in St. George. My husband and I moved to St. George in 2005. We have 3 children - Will (28), Michael (25), and Caroline (20). We are big fans of the USC Gamecocks!! My husband and middle son graduated from USC. My daughter attends my alma mater, Winthrop University in Rock Hill. We have 3 dogs - Mei, Clover, and Molly- and a cat named Sapphire. I have a Bachelor's Degree is Early Childhood Education, a Master's Degree in Divergent Learning, and I am GATE endorsed. I have taught for 33 years - 14 years in first grade, 17 years in 3rd grade, 1 year in 2nd grade, and 1 year as a Reading Interventionist.