I can not believe I have been teaching 32 years. I am not much older than that...:) I began my career at Randolph Middle teaching science. Shortly after, I moved to Coulwood Middle teaching 6th grade, all subjects, followed by teaching only math. When my own children started school, I transferred to Huntersville Elementary to be on the same side of town where they were. I was teaching 4th grade, and later 6th grade math and science. While at Huntersville, I was one of the first 12 teachers in CMS to earn my National Boards. When CMS moved all 6th grade to middle school, I began teaching at JM Alexander, math and science. After several years, talk began of starting a charter school. I spent an entire summer planning, holding parent meetings at community centers, placing orders for materials, and so much more for what would become Lake Norman Charter. There were some complications with the startup, so I never actually taught there. I like to think I helped laid the groundwork for them. I then helped open Martin Middle, as a math teacher and head of SSMT Committee. Afterwards I returned to Alexander and later helped open Ridge Road Middle with Jametta Tanner. After a career in CMS, I am excited to start this new opportunity with Bradford Prep. I am delighted with the work ethic and parent support I see at this school. The philosophies of the administration and staff are all about what is good for students. I look forward to going to work every day!