I arrived at Byrnes High School in 1993 after graduating from the University of South Carolina. Though I am the product of another local school district, I immediately fell in love with Byrnes High School and District 5. My husband and I have enjoyed raising our two children in District 5.I am the English department chairperson and I currently teach Honors English 4 and Advanced Placement English Literature and Composition. I have also taught English 2 Honors, English 2, English 1, SAT Verbal and Computer Based Reading. I am a sponsor of the National Honor Society and a member of the Welcoming Committee. I have earned endorsements in AP English Literature and Composition, AP English Language and Composition, and Gifted/Talented Education.My goals for my classes are to prepare students for the SAT or ACT (all students), future AP courses (English 4 Honors students) and the AP English Literature and Composition Exam and college (AP and English 4 Honors students). However, the most important challenge I face is to make learning relevant and fun so that my students will become life-long readers and learners.