5th Grade Teacher
I am a 1991 graduate of Negreet High School in Negreet, Louisiana. I attended Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, Louisiana, my freshman year of college. I then transferred to Louisiana Tech University in Ruston, Louisiana, where I graduated with my Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education. I received my Master's Degree from Henderson State University as a P-12 Reading Specialist.
I have attended the required professional development each of the 19 years I have taught in the Nashville School District.
I started teaching 5th grade language arts and ESL at Nashville Elementary School in 2008. Prior to that I taught 1st grade for ten years at Nashville Primary School. This will be my 19th year with the Nashville School District. My current position is 5th grade literacy/social studies and ESL.
After graduating from Louisiana Tech in December of 1996, I was blessed to fill in for a 2nd grade teacher who resigned at semester. I taught language arts and social studies at Homer Elementary School in Homer, Louisiana, for the remainder of the school year. At the end of that school year, my husband's job relocated us to Arkansas.
I am originally from Louisiana, but have lived in the Nashville area for 20 years. I have been married to my high school sweetheart, Brad Vines, for 25 years. We have two beautiful daughters- Hannah and McKayla. Both of my daughters have graduated from the Nashville School District. My oldest daughter Hannah graduated from Henderson State University with a Marketing and Management degree. My daughter McKayla is currently attending Cossatot Community School where she is majoring in Nursing. Hannah and her husband Blake gave us our first grandchild, Weston Blake, in August of 2016. I am loving every minute of being his Gi!!
I have a very large family that resides in Louisiana. I have two brothers and three sisters. My husband has two brothers. I have eleven nieces and nephews. Whenever I can, I enjoy visiting my family in our hometown of Many, Louisiana. When I am not teaching, I enjoy relaxing by our pool, watching movies, and spending time with my family. I am also very involved in my church and am director of the Big Brothers and Sisters in Christ Mentoring Program in Nashville, Arkansas.