A native of Magnolia, Arkansas, I graduated high school from Grace Christian Academy in May, 1992. I received my A.A. in General Studies from the University of Arkansas Community College at Hope in August of 2004. I graduated Southern Arkansas University in December of 2006 with a B.S.E. in Middle School Education with an emphasis on Language Arts and Social Studies.
Since then, I have participated in various post-graduate classes and professional development and training courses. I have participated in the following programs: Smart Step Literacy Lab through Harding University, ESL training through Henderson University, Pre-AP for Social Studies and Language Arts.
BSE in Middle School Eduction with an emphasis on Language Arts and Social Studies
Arkansas state certified in grades 4-8- Language Arts, Social Studies, Math, Science
Florida state certified in grades 5-9- Language Arts, Social Studies
Solution Tree PLC Institute July, 2018
My current position is teaching the 5th grade SUPER SQUAD at Camden Fairview Intermediate School. This is my third year in this building, and I absolutely love it. The students are AMAZING!
I am beyond blessed to teach not only these great kiddos, but also to teach in the area of my passion: LITERACY. I love teaching reading, writing, and critical thinking skills.
I have taught in 5 different schools in the past 11 years. I started off in Camden Fairview teaching at the middle school. Life took me on a few different adventures, eventually landing me in Davenport, Florida, where I taught 9th grade English 1 and 7th grade Language Arts. When I decided to move back home in the summer of 2016, I came back full circle to where my teaching career began.
After living the single mom life for several years, I decided to get hitched again. On November 17, 2017, I married the wonderful Mr. Sim Bailey. We currently reside in Magnolia, Arkansas. Between us, we have 7 children, 2 dogs, and 3 cats. (Anyone want a kitten?) Life is BUSY!
Family is my life! I love spending time with my family and date nights with my hubby. Some of the things we enjoy are going to the races, mini-vacations/road trips to Dallas, Shreveport, Little Rock. I LOVE the water and sunshine! I also enjoy spending time with friends. Barbeques, movies, and concerts are also at the top of my list. :)