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    Hello and welcome to my page!  I am the English and Reading Co-Teacher for Seventh Grade, and I am looking forward to a spectacular year at Navo.  My duties include servicing ALL students in the classroom, with a focus on working with those that are have learning difficulties.  I strive to create plans for their success throughout the middle school years.  Collaborating with my team about the students' modifications and accommodations is an intricate part of my job, as well as helping students figure out the best methods for learning content material.  I have a ten year old son named Caleb that keeps me on my toes!  My hobbies include playing cards (especially spades) and beating the drums.  If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to contact me. 
    • Education:  I attended Gainesville High School in Gainesville, TX.  After high school, I attended the University of North Texas in Denton, TX, where I earned my Bachelor's degree in Hotel & Restaurant Management.  I later earned my certification in Generic Special Education through Region XI in Ft. Worth, TX. 

    • Work:     I began my teaching career in 1998 as a long-term substitute teacher at McMath Middle School in Denton, TX. The following year I accepted a Special Education position and taught Resource Math, English, and History.  In 2004, I became the Inclusion Specialist for 6th grade; I held this position for two years.  I joined the Navo family in 2007, serving as a 6th grade Inclusion Specialist, and Step Team Sponsor.  I was the co-teacher for Team 7-2 for three years, taught 6th grade for a couple of years, and am embracing my first year with Team 7-1. 

    • Quote/Motto:  "Success is failure turned inside out", and "Handle your business"    
    • Interests:  I enjoy playing spades, Phase 10, and dominoes every chance I get, as well as cooking and watching my son Caleb, play football.  

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Last Modified on August 15, 2016