I am a 1987 graduate of Malakoff High School and a 1995 graduate of East Texas State University.
My degree is in Interdiscliplinary Studies with a focus on Reading and childhood literacy.
I am currently the 8th grade ELAR teacher on the MMS campus and have been in this position for the past two years. I previously worked on this campus teaching 6th grade ELAR, then later 7th grade ELAR before moving to my currrent position in the 8th grade.
Prior to coming to Malakoff Middle School I began my teaching career with Mesquite ISD at Ed Vanston Middle School teaching 7th and 8th grade English for my first 5 years in education.
I am a single mother of 4 grown children all of whom are proud graduates of Malakoff High School and have also graced the halls of MMS and sat in my very own classroom while they were students here. I am also the proud grandmother (Nana) to the 5 most beautiful and handsome, rough and tumble boys and little ladies one would ever be so lucky to meet.. My two oldest children, Tanner and Colby Martin, , both reside with their wives and children in the local area.My twin daughters, Abigail and Hannah, are currently both away pursuing their college degrees in Applied Mathematics and Accounting, respectively, .
I currently reside in Malakoff with my ferocious Yorkshire Terrier, Bruno.
In my spare time (which I have more of now that I have an empty nest) I enjoy reading mystery novels, watching movies and cooking. When the opportunity presents itself I spend as much time as I can with my grandchildren who live locally and sometimes make an occasional road trip to either Stephenville (Go Texans!) or College Station (Gig ‘Em!) to visit my girls. They are usually happy to see me coming because I often take treats and whatever money I can spare!!
I am an avid cruise fan and try to make sure I have a cruise to the Caribbean booked for each summer with family and/or friends. My favorite past time is watching the Malakoff Tigers win at everything they do no matter if it’s in the classroom, on any field or on any court. GOOOOOOOOOOOOO TIGERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!