• I teach math and science to the fourth grade students on our team.  I am a graduate of Appalachian State University and this is my twenty-eighth year of teaching.  I have taught here at Oak Ridge Elementary School for the past twelve years.  I have four wonderful boys ranging in age from 21 to 8!  I love working with children and seeing them learn and grow with their academics, work habits, and independence.  I strive to make my classroom a safe, comfortable place where students can take risks and learn from their mistakes.  I look forward to a fantastic school year!