I grew up in Sylacauga, AL, with my parents and older sister. I attended Troy University and graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education. This is my first year teaching full-time; however, I spent two summers teaching inner-city children in Montgomery, AL, and Memphis, TN. I live in Montgomery with my husband Rhett and our cat Monk/Monkey. I love to read, sing, and find unique things at thrift stores. Social studies is my favorite subject because it encompasses all of the other subjects as well as character education. Students can learn and apply so many things from learning about our past!