Principals Corner



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Principal's Bio


Being an educator has always been important to me. I remember playing school every time I went to my grandparents from a young age. The laundry hamper was my desk. I have been employed with Hamilton County for 28 years. I taught several grade levels for 25 years at Spring Creek Elementary, was the assistant principal at Battle Academy for two years, and came to Soddy as the principal in 2012.

I graduated from high school in Michigan and moved to Chattanooga to attend Tennessee Temple University. I earned my degree in Elementary Education. After teaching for several years, I attended UTC and earned a masters' degree in Administration and Supervision. Through Public Education Foundation I was able to gain knowledge and experiences to further my learning through the Leadership Fellows Program and Assistant Principal's Academy. This training is proving to be extremely valuable as I work with teachers, students and parents and continue to learn daily.

My husband, Charlie, and I live in East Ridge and have been married 12 years. We enjoy spending time together working in the yard, laughing, watching movies and spending time with family. We have nieces and nephews ranging from 3 to 25 years old. We have a lot of fun with them. I enjoy reading, going to the beach, crafting and playing games.

I am grateful to have a career I love and enjoy. It is not always easy, but it is rewarding and fulfilling. I am excited to spend another year with the Soddy community.

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