Academic Interests and Expertise

Bachelor of Science in Education - University of Mississippi, Oxford, MS

Master’s in Early Childhood Education - Southeast Missouri State, Cape Girardeau, MO

Additional 32+ graduate hours

Previous Nationally Board-Certified Teacher/Early Childhood Generalist

Areas of Teaching Interest

Wichita State University

  • CI 270 - Introduction to Teaching
  • Lead for Concurrent Enrollment in CI 270
  • ISLE Master of Arts in Teaching Practicum Courses Infant-3rd
  • Field Supervision for Early Childhood Unified Program

Southeast Missouri State

  • Elementary Block Courses

Professional Development Training for Local Teachers

San Cristobal, Guatemala, 2011 and 2013

Professional Experience

Wichita State University
2023 - 2024 Interim Program Chair - Early Childhood Unified and Assistant Teaching Professor
2012 - 2023 Adjunct Faculty 

27 years Classroom Teaching - Sikeston Public Schools, Sikeston, MO

2 years Full-time Faculty - Southeast Missouri State

Areas of Service

Wichita State University

Program Advisory Council - ISLE (Intervention Services and Leadership)

Early Childhood Unified Program Advisory Council - School of Education

Little Early Childhood Site Advisory Council

Additional Information

Delta Kappa Pi

NAEYC National Association for the Education of Young Children

Missouri Retired Teachers Association

Kappa Delta Pi Honorary member