I have taught 33 years in the field of education. The last 10 years of teaching have been in service to Evangel University in a combination of 7 years of full time service as an associate professor and 3 years of adjunct service. Prior to coming to Evangel, I have 17 years of public school teaching experience, 9 years of administrative experience as a building principal.
I teach in the Undergraduate and Graduate Departments and serve as an advisor for both Elementary Education students and Curriculum and Instruction Leadership students. Within the Graduate Department, I am serving as the Coordinator for the Masters of Education in Curriculum and Instruction Leadership program. I also serve on several of the Doctoral Student Dissertation Approval Committees for our Ed.D program.
I support my local community by serving on the school board and various school committees.
My God and family are the most important things in my life. I have been truly blessed with a wonderful husband, Brian, and two precious daughters, Lexie and Lindy. Outside of being a wife, mother, and professor, I spend my “spare” time being a Laundress, Chauffer, and Basketball Enthusiast. My husband and daughters are basketball fanatics, and I am along for the ride!
It is a privilege and blessing to work with students and colleagues at Evangel University. I truly love coming to work each day. It is a mission that the Lord has designed for me to do.
Professional Memberships & Noteworthy Community Involvement
Missouri Association for Colleges of Teacher Education, 2013-present
Missouri Professors of Educational Administration, 2013-present
National Association of Elementary School Principals, 2004-present
Serve on the Greater Ozarks Centers for Advanced Professional Studies (GOCAPS) Teacher Education Advisory Team 2018 –present
Serve as a Fair Grove R-X School Board Member, April 2018 to present
Committee Member, ACHIEVE Project, Evangel University, 2014 to 2016
Coordinator for October Rocks Partnership Project, Weller Elementary, Springfield, MO, 2014-present