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Education

2015

Doctor of Education - (Ed.D) Educational Leadership with concentration in School Leadership; May 7, 2015, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, Tennessee

Dissertation - Lived Experiences of Six High School Graduates Who Received Assistance from Graduation Coach Facilitation

2005

Educational Specialist (Ed.S.) - Instructional Leadership,  Tennessee Technological University, Cookeville, Tennessee (ILL-B Administrator Certification)

1991

Educational Specialist (Ed.S.) - Curriculum & Instruction, Middle  Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, Tennessee (Certification in School Counseling)

1983

Master of Business Education (M.B.E.) - Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, Tennessee (includes certification in vocational education)

1980

Bachelor of Science (B.S.) - Business Education (Secondary Education, Minor), Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, Tennessee (Certification in Multiple Business Subjects, Personal Finance, Economics)

1977

Two-year Business Certificate (Secretarial) - Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, Tennessee

1976

High School Diploma - Community High School, Unionville, Tennessee

 

Certifications

  • School Counselor (Grades 7-12)
  • Administrator (PreK-12), Accounting, Consumer Education, Economics, Personal Finance, Other
  • Class AA School Counselor (Alabama)


Experience

Education Field

  • Business Education Teacher: Aug. 2019
    Community High School

  • School Counselor:  Jan. 2019 - May 2019 
    Community High School 
  • Graduation Coach:  Oct. 2010 - May 2017 
    Community High School and Cascade High School (through May 2016)

  • Success Coach and Adjunct Faculty:  Aug. 2016 - Present   
    Tennessee Technological University College of Interdisciplinary Studies

  • School Counselor:  Aug. 2008 - Oct. 2010   
    Community High School (grades 9-12)

  • School Counselor:  Aug. 2006 - July 2008   
    Tullahoma City Schools (grades 9-12)
  • School Counselor:  Aug. 1991 - May 2006   
    Community School (grades 7-12)

  • Business Education Teacher:  Nov. 1982 - May 1991   
    Cornersville High School

  • Adjunct Business Instructor:  1984 - 1986   
    Columbia State Community College

 Other

  • Banking:  May 2017 - Dec. 2018   
    Peoples Bank of Middle Tennessee

  • Teller:  Jun. 2004 - Mar. 2010   
    Peoples Bank of Middle Tennessee

  • Sales:  1986 - 2011   
    Celebration, Inc. Shelbyville, Tennessee

  • Administrative Assistant/Executive Secretary:  1980 - 1982   
    First Tennessee Bank Franklin, Tennessee

  • Bookkeeper/Co-Owner:  1978 - 1980   
    Lamb's Service Station Eagleville, Tennessee


Bio

Professional Affiliations

  • TCA (Tennessee Counseling Association) - President, State Conference Coordinator, Leadership Development Conference Coordinator
  • STCA (Southern Tennessee Counseling Association) - President 
  • TSCA (Tennessee School Counselor Association) - President, Secondary School Counselor of the Year 
  • NEA/TEA/BCEA (National Education Association, Tennessee Education Association, Bedford County Educationa Association) - Member

Community Activities

  • Friends of the Library - Shelbyville-Bedford County Library Council Member
  • Community Alumni Association - President, Scholarship Chair
  • Grace Baptist Church - Vocalist, Soloist
  • Relay for Life - Bedford County Chapter, Team Leader
  • Cedar Grove Cemetery - Trustee

 

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