I started my teaching career in Cordele, Georgia at Crisp County High in 1994. I spent one semester teaching in Hamilton, Georgia at Harris County High. The majority of my teaching career as been spent right here at Perry High School. This year begins my 27th year as an educator and my 22nd year in Houston County. I am also a PHS Alumni of the Class of 1986! And yes, that makes me a proud PHS Panther!
My teaching credentials include being a veteran Broad-field certified, High Qualified Science teacher, receiving my B.S. in Biology from Valdosta State University, and a MEd in Secondary Education with an emphasis in Science from Georgia Southwestern University. I hold a second MEd and EdS in School Counseling from Fort Valley State University. I am also a Teacher Support Specialist.
Why do I teach? Because teaching is my calling and I enjoy working with young people! It is in my classroom that the magic happens when I can help my students establish and reach goals, conquer fears, work through adversity, and to never give up!
I am fortunate to be happily married to my best friend, Randall Owens. We have two sons, Nolan and McKinley, who both attend Houston County Schools and our four-legged son, Benji.