· High School Diploma-Anniston High School, 1991 - Go Bulldogs!
· Bachelor's of Science Degree in Elementary Education-Jacksonville State University, 1995 - Go Gamecocks!
· Master's of Science Degree in Elementary Education-University of Alabama, 1997, Tuscaloosa, AL - Roll Tide!
· Educational Specialist Degree in Elementary Education-Jacksonville State University, 2008 - Go Gamecocks!
I am so thrilled to be teaching 4th grade this year, after teaching 5th grade for many years! I have a wonderful group of 4th graders this year! This is my 21st year of teaching and I am so happy to teach at a wonderful school in Georgia, Villa Rica Elementary School! Go WILDCATS!!!
I am blessed to be married to Travis Cooley. We have been married since March 28, 1998. God has blessed us with two wonderful & precious daughters! ( Miss Sydni Aaliyah, 11th grade & Miss Skyla Alexus, 10th grade) They are truly a gift from GOD!
My girls & I are HUGE Alabama Fans, (Roll Tide) and my husband is a HUGE Auburn Fan, (War Eagle) so, Yes, we are a divided family. Also, I am a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha, Sorority, Incorporated. In my spare time, I love shopping, traveling, riding our Harley Motorcycle with my husband & spending time with my family & friends.
Philosophy of Education
I believe that children are like diamonds who come to us from polished and unpolished backgrounds ready to learn and master the skills that will make them jewels for life. It is what educators do with them that determines whether they will glitter or end up as diamonds in the rough.