I have been teaching a very long time. I began my career in 1990. I earned all my degrees through Georgia College and State University. I have a Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood, a Master's Degree in Early Childhood, and an Educational Specialist degree in Leadership and Administration. I earned National Board Certification in 2005. I have taught in second, third, and fourth grades. I am currently working to earn Gifted Endorsement to my certificate. I am married to Richard Slade and have two active teenage girls. As you can tell, I consider learning a life long endeavor. I hope to instill in the children I teach a love for learning.