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Subjects Taught
Human Anatomy

Education

Emory University School of Nursing in Atlanta GA.  Graduated in 1983 with a BSN in nursing.

University of Massachusetts at Worcester in Worcester MA.  Graduated in 1998 with a Masters of Science in Nursing as an Adult Community Nurse Practitioner with a subspecialty in Cardiology.

Certified Diabetes Educator since 2001.  Certified insulin pump trainer since 2006.



Experience

I began my career as a Registered Nurse in 1983 when I graduated from Emory University.  I worked for 3 years in the Neonatal Step-Down Unit, then moved to the Intensive Care Unit for Cardiothoracic Surgery.  Over the next 10 years, I continued to work in Intensive Care, focusing on the area of Cardiology.  I worked in hospitals, in home health and as a travel nurse.  In 1995, I began a part-time masters program that led to my MSN in nursing as an Adult Community Nurse Practitioner with a Cardiac Sub-specialty.  Eager to start my career as a nurse practitioner, I relocated to Madison County to be closer to family.  My first position as a nurse practitioner was with Decatur Internal Medicine Associates in Decatur, AL.  There I practiced as a CRNP, working mainly with geriatric clients.  I also developed and managed their ADA recognized Diabetes Education Program.  In 2006, I left this practice and focused on raising my small children, while working part-time as a consultant.  I consulted for several pharmaceutical companies as a Certified Diabetes Educator and as a Certified Insulin Pump Trainer.  When my children began school, I returned to full-time work with Medtronic Inc. in their Diabetes Division as a Diabetes Clinical Manager.  In this role, I worked throughout the North Alabama area assisting healthcare providers and people with diabetes better manage their diabetes with Medtronic's insulin pump and continuous glucose monitor.  I also volunteered at the Morgan County Community Free Clinic, managing persons with diabetes.  I accepted a position with Bob Jones High School in the summer of 2002.  I teach Orientation to Health Science, Foundations of Health Science, Human Body Structures and Functions and the PLTW Human Body Systems.



Bio

It is my belief that there are no coincidences in life.  We are all destined for a greater purpose.  When I began my nursing career, I never expected to be a high school teacher!  I have been brought to Bob Jones High School at this time, to teach your child, because God has a special plan for your child.  Also, your child is not in my class by accident.  Our children are a precious gift of God, and I will treat your child accordingly.  Your child is destined to do great things, special things, and my job is to give them the knowledge they need to live their life successfully and to serve others.  

On a personal note, I am married to an amazing man and have 2 children of my own.  I enjoy traveling, exercising, and crafting.