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Subjects Taught
Grades 6-8 NC Information and Technology Essential Standards

Education

I graduated from Southwest High School in 1982.

I attended the University of North Carolina at Wilmington.  In 1984 when I married, I transferred to Fayetteville State University where I earned a BS in English Literature and Education.  In 2002, I earned my Master's Degree in Library Science from East Carolina University. 

In 2004, I earned my National Board Certification in Library Media: Early Childhood Through Young Adulthood.

In 2013, I renewed my National Board Certification in Library Media: Early Childhood Through Young Adulthood.

In 2014, I certified as a North Carolina Virtual Public School OCS Blended Learning Instructor. 



Experience

     I began my teaching career in 1988 at Anne Chenutt Junior High School in Fayetteville, North Carolina.  I taught 8th grade Language Arts and a combination 8th & 9th grade Drama class.  I taught for two years at Anne Chesnutt before moving to Friedberg, Germany.  In Germany, I taught at an American Middle School in Giessen.  I taught 7th grade Language Arts and Social Studies.  After the Persian Gulf War ended, my husband was medically discharged from the U.S. Army and we moved back to Jacksonville, North Carolina.  In 1991, I was hired to teach 8th grade Language Arts and Social Studies at Southwest Middle School.  I continued to teach at Southwest Middle School while I pursued my master's degree in library science.  In 1999, I was hired at Richlands Elementary School as one of two media coordinators.  I taught library information skills at RES for six years and transferred back to Southwest Middle School in 2005 as the media coordinator.



Bio

     I am a native of Jacksonville, North Carolina.  My father was a career U.S. Marine serving our country for over 30 years.  I attended Onslow County Schools and graduated from Southwest High School in 1982.  I married my high school sweetheart, Van Peedin, and we lived in Fayetteville, North Carolina for 7 years while he served in the U.S. Army at Fort Bragg.  In 1989, he received orders to report to an Army base in Friedberg, Germany where we spent one year.  Van was medically discharged from the U.S. Army after the Persian Gulf War and we returned to Jacksonville, our hometown. 

     I ride dressage.  I own a 16 year old, 17.2 hand, Trakehner gelding named Cosmopolitan and an 10 year old, 17 hand Percheron/Thoroughbred cross named Pascal.  I ride with a professional trainer once a month and compete in USDF (United States Dressage Federation) competitions.  In 2007 I earned my Rider Performance Certificate at Training Level.  

     I have two sons.  My oldest son, Ryan, graduated from Southwest High School in 2004 and then the University of North Carolina at Pembroke in 2009.  My youngest son, Reagan, graduated from Southwest High School in 2010 and the University of North Carolina at Wilmington in December 2014.

     When I am not at the barn, I spend a lot of time with my family on our boat.  We like to fish offshore or ride to one of the islands at the south end of Topsail or Figure Eight islands to spend the day together enjoying the warm sun and water.  I usually carry along a book so when the fish aren't biting I can read.  During the school year, I try to read all of the books on the Battle of the Book list, but occasionally I am able to read something off my wish list.  Please feel free to share with me any titles that you've read recently that you think I might like.     

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