I graduated from the University of Southern Mississippi with a degree in Library Information Science. My first teaching job was in Vernon Parish Louisiana where I taught special education for a year and a half at Simpson High School which was a K-12th grade school with about 300 students. After that I transferred to Vernon Elementary in Leesville, Louisiana where I taught 5th grade language arts and math.
After moving back to Mississippi and Wayne County I was employed by the Wayne County School District. I have worked at Buckatunna Elementary School since 1995 as their school librarian.