Hello! I am a seventh-grade life science teacher at Bay Springs Middle School in Villa Rica, GA and this is my fifth year teaching middle school. I hold a Bachelor's degree in Biology (University of West Georgia), a Master's degree in Biology (Georgia State University) and a Master's of Arts in Teaching (University of West Georgia). I was chosen as the 2023-2024 Teacher of the Year and was a District Finalist. I received the 2023 Don Cargill STEM Scholar Award for Georgia Educators and I am Nationally STEM Certified. Some of my favorite science topics include ecology, genetics and cell and molecular biology. I live with my husband Jeff, two daughters Sydney (5) and Olivia (2) and our pets Nash (yellow lab) and Bailey (cat). Some of my hobbies outside of teaching include reading thriller novels, hiking outdoors and baking with my daughters.