Degrees and Certifications:
B.A. Advertising/PR - University of Central Florida M.S. Library Science - East Carolina University
I started out my professional life as an advertising copywriter but quickly realized I needed a more meaningful path. My quest brought me to the classroom in 2001 and eventually to the River Dell media center in 2008.
My primary mission as Media Specialist is to equip students with the skills necessary to successfully navigate the media-saturated world in which we now live. I also provide tech support, orchestrate book fairs, track inventories, meet with vendors...the list goes on.
Together, students and I ask questions such as What information sources do I use and when? How can I sense accuracy and truth in a message? What tools and services best address a given need? How can I produce as well as consume content?
The RDE Media Center is where we read books, create content, express opinions, research solutions, explore the world. It's a fascinating journey that teaches me as much as it does my students.
River Dell PTA will be having a Holiday Lunch for the Teachers and Staff and are looking for donations to help with the lunch. Please have all items to the office by Wednesday Dec 12th. Desserts, please have to the school by 9am Friday Dec. 14th. Thank you for your help making this a successful lunch. Click on the link below to sign up!
River Dell Chorus will be performing at the Flowers Plantation Christmas Tree Lighting on Saturday, December 1st. Please click on the flier below for more information:
During the weeks of November 26-December 7, third grade students in Johnston County will be administered the Cognitive Abilities Test. The purpose of this test is to give the teachers and administrators additional information to help assess the educational needs of your child. Please on the links below to learn more information.
A Remind 101 page has been created for the RDE cafeteria. This page will be updated daily with information about the menu, the national days and weeks we will be celebrating in the cafeteria, and vital information for teachers and parents about lunch accounts. Here’s the link: https://www.remind.com/join/rderac
We had a parent information night on Standards Based Teaching and Learning planned for September 20th. Due to the hurricane and its impact on our schedules, we have had to postpone that meeting. We now have the rescheduled date. We will have our parent night on Standards Based Teaching and Learning on Tuesday, October 16th from 6pm to 7pm in our cafeteria. We will also have our PTA share some very important information at the beginning of that meeting as well.