•    Family is the most important thing in my life.  My husband, Corey, and I have been married for seventeen years and have two amazing kids. Coach Whittington also works here at Callisburg. Our twins, Caden and Callie, will be in fifth grade this year.  They keep us on our toes and we love every minute of it!!  We also have a crazy pocket beagle named Dax.  Both of my parents taught school and are now retired.  I am very blessed to have them living nearby. It allows them to volunteer in our class and enjoy time with my kids.
       I am a proud graduate of Texas A&M Commerce. I graduated Magna Cum Laude in 2002 with a bacholor's degree in Interdisciplinary Studies with a focus on Elementary Math.  I have taught many different things throughout my career including: first grade, middle school history, reading, math, computers, and a few elective classes.  In May 2016 I graduated with my Master's Degree from Texas A&M University (College Station online), I studied school counseling and am a certified school counselor, just opting to spend another year or two in the classroom before I switch over to counseling full time. 
       When I do get time to myself I love to scrapbook and sew!  It is so fun to document all the fun things we do and then go back to look at them years later. Last summer I have started sewing for a non-profit group called Twenty-Five and Four.  We make tiny little diaper shirts for babies who are born early and spend time in the NICU to wear since they are too tiny for even preemie clothes.  I am trying to get back in the habit of exercising.  I have been riding my bicycle and running.  I'm not fast and don't go too far, but I love the open road, just me and my music. My other favorite past time is to watch sports.  I am a true nerd and klutz myself, but LOVE to watch sports of all kinds.  I am at as many of the high school football, volleyball, basketball, softball, baseball, etc games that I can make.  My favorite sport really is softball / baseball and of course my team is the Texas Rangers.  My love for the team goes way back to the 1980's when I first really remember curling up in my PaPa's lap to watch the games. My most recent passion is cookie decorating.  This is something I started doing last fall and have worked to get better and better which means baking and decorating lots of cookies.  In the spring I was even convinced to start selling cookies, so you may hear of my baking adventures in class, and if you are lucky might even get to eat some practice cookies.

        My "BEST POSSIBLE DAY EVER" would include hours of scrapbooking or sewing while watching the Rangers play a baseball game, sipping on a big glass of Lemonade from Chick-fil-A and munching on Pepper Jack Cheez-Its. 

    A Few of My Favorites:
    Snack:  Fruit and Pepper Jack Cheez-Its
    Drink: Ice Cold Water with lemon,Chick-fil-A Lemonade, Strawberry Limeades (I gave up soda on 4-11-17!! And this is really a big deal for me because I LOVED Dr. Pepper!!) 
    Color: This is a hard one... I love MAROON, but also really like girly colors like turquoise, pink, purple, and lime green
    Animal: Giraffe & Monkey
    Flower: Daisy
    Restaurant: Any & All...  No cooking and cleaning its a busy mom's dream :) 
    If I had to pick one probably Chick-fil-A, Olive Garden, or Mooyah
    Sport: Baseball / Softball
    Team: Texas Rangers
    College: Texas A&M  - Gig'em Aggies!
    Collection: Crosses and Lego Minifigures
    Music: Contemporary Christian
    What makes me wierd:  I really don't like Chocolate or Coffee which is pretty strange for most grownups!