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Subjects Taught
7th Grade Special Education


June 2016-Present

- Currently pursuing my Education Specialist degree in Collaborative Teacher 6-12 from Auburn University Montgomery.

June 2009

- Received a Masters degree in Collaborative Teacher K-6 from Auburn University Montgomery.

December 2004

-Received a Bachelors of Science degree in Childhood Education (Pk-6) from Auburn University Montgomery.

May 2001

-Received an Associates of Arts degree from Central Alabama Community College in Alexander City, Alabama.

May 1999

-Graduated from Tallassee High School


August 2016- Present

- I am currently teaching 7th Grade Special Education at Southside Middle School. 

August 2010-May 2016

- I spent six years teaching a K-4 self-contained multi needs classroom within the Bullock County School System in Union Springs, Alabama.

January 2010- May 2010

- I worked with 6th-8th grade at Southside Middle School. This involved SAT/ARMT prep. I also worked as a facilitator with the New Century computer program at Tallassee High School.

August 2006-May 2009

-I taught 2nd and 3rd grade within Montgomery Public School System in Montgomery, Alabama.


     I am excited to be back in my hometown of Tallassee, Alabama! I grew up here and went to school from K-12th in the Tallassee City School System. My grandfather, Russell Stokes, was a well respected educator in the Tallassee City School System for over 30 years. He is the reason that I became an educator and strive every day to impact students I come into contact with as much as he did. 

    This will mark my 12th year teaching. I began in regular education teaching second and third grade. However, after earning my Masters degree in Collaborative Teacher K-6 in 2009, I had the opportunity to move to special education. After teaching in a sef-contained multi needs classroom for six years, I had the opportunity to return to Tallassee and teach at Southside during the 2016-2017 school year. 

   I met my husband Eric when I spent some time as a server at Romano's Macaroni Grill in Montgomery, Alabama. We were married in 2009. I have four children: a stepson Nik (16), Elijah(5), and twins Sam & Mattie (2). We enjoy spending time with family, going to church and to the movies. Although we are a divided household from August to December (Auburn & Alabama), we somehow make it work!