*Bachelor of Science Degree-Cumberland College-1996.
Certification in K-4/5-6 Elementary Education and K-8 Music Endorsement
*Master of Arts Degree School Counseling - Eastern Kentucky University-2002.
*12 hrs. additional studies in History Education - University of Kentucky
*Selected as an American Legacies Fellow 2002
*Writing Cluster Leader 2003-2004.
*Taught 4 years of Elementary Music 1997-2001
*Taught 5th Grade Choir 2009-2010
*Taught 3 years of 4th grade 2001-2004
*Top five finalist for Kentucky History Teacher of the Year 2007
*Region 13 Outstanding Civic Educator 2011
*Kentucky Geographic Alliance Teacher Consultant
*Listed in Who's Who Among America's Teachers
*Taught 6 years in 5th grade
*Beginning third year as a 6th grade teacher
*Beginning 16th year of teaching