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Roane County High School


I was raised in Columbia, Missouri and graduated with a B.S. in Secondary Education-Business from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga in 1983. I taught Math and Typing for several years in Chattanooga before moving to California. I met my husband, Ed while working as a corporate trainer for the national headquarters at Prudential Real Estate Affiliates and relocated to Seattle, Washington. We have one son, Nate, who is a Chief Warrant Officer in the U.S. Coast Guard. Nate is married to Quinn, and we have two grandsons, Liam, age 8 and Ledger, age 6.

I had the opportunity to be employed in Corporate America for over 20+ years in the following areas: Corporate Trainer, Real Estate Agent, Mortgage Lender, and Investment Counselor. My husband retired in 2011, and I was extremely fortunate to get hired with Roane County Schools teaching Personal Finance and Computer Apps. All of my corporate business experiences have been beneficial in the classroom by allowing me to coach my students in acquiring appropriate job skills needed to succeed in the workplace.

In my free time I enjoy reading and water activities.

Work Experience:
2011-Present - CTE Business Teacher (Personal Finance, Business Management)
2007-2011 - Mortgage Loan Officer (BB&T Bank, Savannah, GA)
2001-2004 - Investment Counselor (Edward Jones and BB&T Bank, Savannah, GA)
1997-1999 - Career Center Specialist (Shorecrest High School, Seattle, WA)
1995-1997 - Morgage Lender (Continental Bank, Seattle, WA)
1990-1995 - Real Estate Agent (Prudential Signature Properties & ReMax - Seattle, WA)
1988-1990 - Corporate Trainer (Prudential Real Estate Affiliates - Costa Mesa, CA)