I am first and foremost an educator for almost 50 years now. I taught middle grades in Martin County Schools for 31 years. Since retirement, I have been supervising ECU elementary/middle grades student teacher interns through ECU’s College of Education to help them earn licensure to become a professional NC educator. Education and my love for Martin County students, schools and staff have been my adult life’s career goals. I was born in and raised in Martin County. I married and raised two sons who went to our MCS and I continually strive to give back to my county by offering my guidance and expertise to our county school system.