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Teacher of the Year

I am honored to be named MMS Teacher of the Year. The moment I was told that I won Teacher of the Year, I felt a multitude of feelings: gratitude, grace, recognition, and appreciation for all the things we do as teachers.

Just to give a little background about me, I grew up in Dekalb county where I attended and completed Knollwood Elementary and Avondale High School. I have two Bachelor of Art degrees at Clayton State University in Psychology and Human Services as well as Middle Grades Education. I also hold a master's degree in Literature and Language 6-12 from Kaplan University. I reside in Conyers, and I am currently teaching at Memorial Middle school where I serve as the ELA Department Chair. I am certified to teach Middle Grades ELA, ESOL (English as a Second Language), Reading K-12, and Gifted students.

I am the mother of three beautiful daughters: Nina, Danielle, and Kendall. Two of my daughters have attended and completed school in DeKalb, and one attends school in Rockdale County. Danielle recently completed her bachelor's degree in Sports Management and holds a master's degree in Sports broadcasting. Nina works for UPS as a supervisor, and Kendall is currently in 9th grade at Rockdale Magnet School of Science and Technology. I also have a beautiful grandson (Braydon) Life is good.