I am starting my 35th year of teaching this fall and I love what I do for a living. It doesn't seem possible that I have been teaching this long, but I have wonderful memories of these years and the relationships developed with students, many of whom I still keep in contact with today. I loved school as a student and still love school today. I was very actively involved in high school, playing flute in the band, dancing on the drill team, a little theatre in our musicals as well as swimming and running track at Dixie Heights High School in Fort Mitchell, Kentucky. I'm a 1980 graduate of the University of Kentucky and an avid UK fan! My four years at UK were a wonderful time in my life. I earned my Masters degree in 1987 from Butler University and in 2003 completed the Teachers Leadership Academy program. The first 24 years of my teaching career were at Clay Middle School before making the move to Creekside. While at Clay I coached track and cross country for 15 years. I am married, have three step-children, four grandsons and one granddaughter. They keep us very busy. I also have a black poodle named Tuck. He's a Ken"TUCK"y fan too! My husband Terry and I enjoy high school and college basketball games, reading, projects around the house, working high school athletic events and traveling. I enjoy running, or at least I enjoy the benefits of running and working out. I've been to all 50 states and hope to return to many. Some day I hope to say I've been to every national park! This past summer my husband and I spent ten days hiking in Colorado and Utah. We visited the Colorado National Monument, Arches National Park, Capitol Reef National Park, the Great Salt Lake and Salt Lake City. We hiked every trail in Arches and loved our time out west. I also serve as social studies department chair at Creekside.