About Your Assistant Principal

Education has been a passion of mine from a very early age. I loved going to school, and knew at age five that I wanted to be an educator. Endless days of playing school at home led me to where I am today. I received a Master’s Degree in Teaching from Mary Baldwin College in 2005, which led to my first teaching position in Augusta County, Virginia. I taught five years in fifth grade and three years in third before becoming a gifted resource teacher with Lynchburg City Schools. During my time as a gifted resource teacher, I earned my gifted certification from the University of Virginia. In 2016, I became the Coordinator of Gifted and Elementary Mathematics which allowed me to work closely with teachers, coaches, and administrators from kindergarten through twelfth grade. In 2018, I was hired as the Supervisor of Elementary Math, Science, and Gifted in Lynchburg City Schools. During the past two years, I pursued my Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership from the University of Lynchburg, which I completed this summer. I have been afforded many opportunities to support educators through mentoring, coaching, and leadership development, and I look forward to using that experience as I embark on my first year as Assistant Principal at TJES. 

I am originally from Gretna, Virginia, but lived in Staunton and Farmville before returning closer to home. My husband, Dave, and I live in Lynchburg where we raise two spoiled dogs, Lilly and Sadie. My step-daughter graduated from Jefferson Forest High School this year, and will be attending Christopher Newport University this fall. 


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