I would like to take this opportunity to tell you a little about myself. I have been in the education profession for the past sixteen years. Eleven of those years have been as a classroom teacher/reading coach; the remaining five include working in the public school system in various positions such as PALS teacher, 21stCCLC teacher, and parent/child computer class teacher. I have taught grades K, 1st, Pre-K, fourth, and served as a School Reading Coach. I am a native of St. Paul, Virginia but have travelled and lived in several different places (none to which compare to Northeast Tennessee :0)) I hold a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Sociology with an endorsement in Early Childhood Education from University of Virginia, Wise and a Masters degree in Reading from East Tennessee State University. I have three children that are my pride and joy. My step-daughter, Jayla, is a senior at EHS; my daughter, Taylor, is a sophomore at EHS; and my son, J.T., is in eighth grade at TAD. I am married to the love of my life, Josh Wandell. My hobbies and interests are sports, spending time with my family, getting involved in my children’s school and extracurricular activities. My favorite things to read are books about nutrition, reading instruction, and the Bible.