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I obtained my Bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education from Bureau University in Gainesville, GA.  I also have a Master's degree in K - 12 Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment from Walden University in Minneapolis, MN.


I have 20 years of teaching experience.  Prior to teaching 1st grade at Tolbert Elementary, I taught in the Murray  County School System.  I have 16 years of teaching experience in 3rd grade and 1 year in 5th grade. 


I was born and raised in Chatsworth, Georgia.  I am married to Jimmy Dean who is a graduate of Calhoun High School.  I have a son and a daughter.  My son Justin lives in Bend, OR with his wife and son.  Of course, my grandson, Archer is the apple of my eye.  My daughter lives in Chatworth and works for the City of Dalton.  I enjoy spending time with my family, traveling, and reading. I am active in my church and enjoy helping others. My husband and I enjoy spending time at the ocean and in the mountains.