A 28-year veteran English teacher, I earned both my M.Ed. and B.S. degrees at Auburn University in Auburn, Ala. I spent the first 25 years of my career teaching Pre-AP American Literature and Honors ACT Prep at Benjamin Russell High School in Alexander City, Ala., where I served as department chair and served on numerous school, system, and state committees. In addition, I chartered and advised the prestigious Men & Women of BRHS who quickly became a hallmark of excellence within the state of Alabama. Now in my third year at LHS, I teach Honors American Literature and American literature and have quickly developed a deep affection for the young people of LaGrange. Truly, being my best for my kids is my ultimate priority.