I feel blessed to serve as Oneida High School's Principal. I am thankful for you allowing me to have a small part in your students life. I attended Oneida High School and have a great pride in this school and our community. We are truly a family here at Oneida, where we value all individual members. I had a wonderful high school experience at Oneida where I felt loved and encouraged. My hope is that all Oneida students have a wonderful high school experience where they feel that same love and encouragement.
My undergraduate degree is from Tennessee Tech University where I have a B.A. in Art Education and a Minor in Art History. In 2017, I received my Masters in Educational Leadership from the University of the Cumberlands. In 2019, I attended Lincoln Memorial University and earned a degree as a Educational Specialist in Instructional Leadership. I followed that with an Administrator Licensure.
My first job teaching was at Huntsville Elementary School in Huntsville, Tennessee. I taught there one year before deciding to put a hold on my teaching career to raise my twin boys. I spent the next eight years as a stay at home mom and working part-time as a wedding planner in Knoxville, TN. I have worked at my current job at Oneida High School for the last eleven years. I received tenure in my fourth year. In my first nine years I taught Art, Drawing, Drama, Yearbook, Stage Design, and Photography. I have coach middle school boy’s basketball and middle school girls soccer. In 2019, I stepped into a new role as an administrator serving as Assistant Principal of OMS overseeing discipline. I also work as Assistant Principal of OHS with attendance & discipline. In 2021, I was hired as the Oneida High School Principal. This will be my third year as the Principal.
I have twin boys that graduated from Oneida High School and are now attending college at Middle Tennessee State University and The University of the Cumberlands. They are truly my world along with Bijou (my dog). I enjoy anything that involves creativity it seems to infiltrate all parts of my life. I have always enjoyed sports and I am very competitive. I played basketball and was the point guard for our state championship team in high school. My cohort of teammates finished with three final four appearances and a State Championship. I was a member of Oneida High Schools' first girl's soccer team and played all four years. I spend most of my extra time running to games, band concerts, and other school events because I love seeing my students show off their amazing talents. I attend many concerts and plays as I truly enjoy the performing arts as well as the visual arts. I love my job and I am blessed to be a part of such a wonderful school system.