Welcome back to school! I am looking forward to my tenth year teaching; and my fourth year in 5th grade. I love 5th grade!! I graduated in 2008 from Tennessee Tech, and I am currently enrolled in Tusculum College with Mrs. Brasel and Mrs. Ford. We will earn a master's degree in May. We are excited about what we are learning in our classes, and we will share much of it in our classrooms. There have been lots of changes at DSES! One of which is that I am teaching reading and social studies! When I am not at school I can be found spending time with my family. My husband Gary and I have been married for 25 years in September. We have three children; Kate, Kara, and Gary. This year has brought some changes for my family, too. In late May, my oldest daughter Kate got married to Brad Clinton and Gary graduated high school. He starts college at the University of Tennessee this fall. This is going to be a great year; we are so glad you are here!