I was born in Charleston, SC, and raised in Childersburg, AL. I graduated from Childersburg High School in the top 5% of the class. I received an academic scholarship and I attended Faulkner University in Montgomery. I started out as a Physics major, changed to Business major after two years, then finally settled on an English degree. I graduated in 1999 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English. I started my first job as a teacher at South Lake High School in 2001. I worked at East Ridge HS from 2002 - 2005. I started at LHS in August of 2005. I have been married for 13 years and I have three children.