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Principal's Bio

Principal

Introduction

I am honored to be the principal at Daniel Pratt Elementary School.  This school has a wonderful history of excellence.  We strive towards maintaining this standard of excellence through hard work, quality instruction, and providing resources that help all of our students achieve success. 

Personal Mission Statement

I want my life to reflect God and not myself.  My mission is to serve and help people in any way that I can.  It is my hope that my work will have a lasting impact for the advancement of others.

Teaching/Administration Background

Prattville Elementary School: 3rd grade self-contained teacher

Daniel Pratt Elementary School: 3rd grade self-contained teacher

Autaugaville School: 6th grade math, social studies, science teacher and 5th grade self-contained teacher.

Billingsley School: Assistant Principal

Marbury High School: Principal

Education Background:

High School: Grace Baptist School

Bachelor's Degree: Auburn University Montgomery (Elementary and Early Childhood Education)

Master's Degree: Troy University Montgomery (Elementary Education)

Instructional Leadership Certification: Auburn University Montgomery

 I have also taken additional master's level classes in the areas of reading and mathematics, gone through the Huntsville Space and Rocket training for teachers, I was an Alabama Reading Initiative Presenter, and I have been part of many other workshops as a presenter and participant. 

Personal:

Finally, I attend Frazer UMC, and I am blessed to have a wonderful family.  My husband, David, works at International Paper as a supervisor in the Power House.  My step-son Dave and his wife Leslie live in North Alabama, and they have two beautiful children, Emma Grace and Kade. My other step-son Lane and his wife Shanna live in Randolph, Alabama.  They have a baby daughter named Lilyann Rae.  My daughter Brittany serves within the youth ministry at Frazer United Methodist Church as the Senior High Youth Minister. My daughter Hannah is married to Michael Josey and they live and work in Montgomery.