I cannot express how excited I am to be back in the Petal School District! I am a twenty-year veteran of the education profession. I began my career in 2000 at Lumberton High School where I taught seventh grade English and math. I was the head coach for varsity and junior high girls basketball. A wonderful opportunity came about for me to teach at Pascagoula High School, and I taught English I and coached varsity girls basketball and track from 2001-2006. I was privileged to have athletes compete in the state track meet four of my five years in that position. Two of those years, the state championship in girls shotput belonged to Pascagoula High, as well as silver medals in the 4 X 100 and 4 X 200 meter relays.
I returned to the Pine Belt and became a member of the faculty at Oak Grove Middle School. From 2006-2012, I taught a myriad of subjects such as seventh-grade language arts, reading, and journalism, as well as math and language arts tutorial. I was honored to be recognized as Oak Grove Middle School's Teacher of the Year in 2012. I also coached both the seventh and eighth-grade girls basketball teams. I served as the newspaper advisor for one year, then transitioned into the yearbook advisor, a position that I held for five years.
Shortly thereafter, I transitioned to a new district and I joined the faculty of the Petal Middle School in 2012. I coached seventh and eighth-grade girls basketball and girls and boys track at the middle school, and I was an assistant coach for varsity girls basketball and track at Petal High School. In April 2015, I was honored as the Pine Belt Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) Coach of the Year.
In 2016, I became the Assistant Director of Athletics at Ridgeland High School. As a former coach, it was such a wonderful experience to serve and assist our student-athletes and coaches. I was honored to achieve the designation of Certified Athletics Administrator (CAA) in 2019 through the National Interscholastic Athletics Administrators Association. I am one of twenty-four certified athletics administrators in the state of Mississippi.
I am a 1993 graduate of South Jones High School in Ellisville, MS. I was very involved in school as a member of our girls basketball and track teams, as well as band, in which I played clarinet, bass clarinet, and tenor sax, and was also a member of the color guard. I have one son, Kameron, 26, who is currently serving in the U.S. Army, along with his wife, Cadeshia. They are stationed at Fort Stewart in Hinesville, Georgia. They have three children.
My first four years in this district were awesome, and I am grateful to have the opportunity to return and once again serve the students of Petal High School.
B.S. 2000 - The University of Southern Mississippi, Coaching and Sports Administration
M.S. 2008 - The University of Southern Mississippi, Interscholastic Athletics Administration