Family: I am married and have two children. My oldest son, Chris, is 25, and my youngest son, David, is
21. I grew up on a farm in Haynes, Ark., which is eight miles south of Forrest City. I had rows of cotton growing right behind
the fence to my front and back yards. We also had lots of cows. It was while growing up on the farm that I learned to ride
a horse and a four-wheeler.
Occupation: I am currently the principal at East End Intermediate School.
Prior to accepting my new position in the district, I served for six years as the director of curriculum and professional
development, and for three years I was the district level mathematics instructional specialist. This will be my 27th year
Hobbies: I love spending time doing things outdoors such as camping, boating, swimming,
riding horses, four-wheel riding, and jeep riding. I also love to ride roller coasters and water rides.
guests at my fantasy dinner: Lucille Ball, Laura Ingalls Wilder, and my dad. My dad passed away when I was only 2
years old, and my memories of him are from pictures and stories that my mom has shared with me.
last book I read: This School Year Will Be The Best! I am planning to read it to all of the third
Dream vacation: Hawaii.
Favorite sport: I’m not
very good at it, but I love watching ice skating. I wish I could figure skate.
Cats or dogs? When
I was a child, I always had a cat, but my husband doesn’t care for cats, so now I have a dog. He is a Yorkie named Buddy.
We also had a black lab named Lady, but she passed away earlier this summer.
Favorite food: Anything
Mexican. I especially love chips, salsa and fajitas.
What fun fact would most people be surprised to learn
about you? Most people might be surprised to learn that my husband and I were high school sweethearts and have
dated since we were 15.