Thank you for visiting our St. Francis website! I hope that you will love what you find here. This is my 19th year at SFA and I have thoroughly enjoyed coming to work each day. I have taught 1st grade for most of my time at St. Francis. Every year, I work to develop my classroom into a stimulating, encouraging, and adaptive environment so that all my students can thrive and become successful learners. Nothing makes me happier than to have students who love to come to school in the morning.
Last Spring we were all put to the test. With Covid-19 spreading, we began distance learning and continued it through the end of May. That was a whole different way to teach. I have many new skills due to teaching from home. We are all hoping that we won't have to do it again, but if we do - we are prepared!
On a more personal side, I was born and raised in Chicago, and though I miss it, Memphis is our home now. I earned my Masters Degree in Education from the University of Memphis. My children are grown, happy, and successful in their personal lives. My two daughters are happily married to wonderful husbands. Last but certainly not least, I have two adorable granddaughters whom I just can’t get enough of!