I graduated from Valley View High School in 1975. I was awarded a Bachelor of Science Degree in Jourmalism from Arkansas State Univeristy in 1979. I received my teaching certification and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Engish from Arkansas Tech University in 1988. I received a Master’s Degree in English Education in 1992. I received National Board Certification in 2007. I am certified in English Langage Arts, grades 5-12; Journalism, grades 9-12; Oral Communications, grades 9-12, and Drama, grades 9-12.