Seventeen years ago this Fall, I was working to complete my student teachng and degree. I have been at Sharp since completing my degree at the end of 1999. My Masters was completed in 2004. Working with students with special needs is one of the most rewarding things I have done. Watching as those proverbial "lightbulbs" start working is the greatest reward a teacher can experience. I have not regretted my choice to work with students with special needs.
A little bit about me. I have been married for 45 years and have four children; two sons and two daughters. I also have seven grandchildren ranging in age from three to eighteen. My oldest granddaughter started her college career at Morehead State University in August and my oldest grandson is doing an electrician apprenticeship. Both have set goals for their futures and are working to meet those goals.
My husband and I have a small farm. He is retired and likes to hunt, fish, and farm. He always manages to get the garden out so that things are ready to can and preserve when it's time for me to get back to school. Go figure! We have cows, three miniature horses, three dogs, and three cats. He also has peacocks that he raises.
If things go according to my plan, I hope to retire in two years. The thing I will miss the most are my team members and the students.