Let me first start by sharing some information about myself professionally and personally. This is my 8th full year of teaching at Murphy Elementary School and I am very excited about what the school year holds. I graduated from Western Carolina University with a Bachelor’s degree in Birth-Kindergarten Education/Child and Family Studies and graduated from Piedmont College with a Master’s degree in Elementary Education (K-6). I have also studied Counseling in the Master’s program with the University of West Alabama. This summer, I will begin the journey to complete my Education Specialist degree in Special Education. I am certified to teach Pre-Kindergarten, Elementary Education K-6, and Exceptional Children (Mild to Moderate and Severe to Profound).
I love spending time with my family! I have been married for almost 17 years to Michael Lovingood. We both graduated from Murphy High School. We have a 14 year old son, 3 year old daughter, and a 5 month old baby boy. Needless to say, we stay very busy but in our spare time we enjoy going on family trips. I love to spend time outside. We have a small farm with goats, chickens, dogs and a horse. I also love to cook and shop! I also truly love to TEACH!
Ultimately, I want the children in my classroom to love to learn! Each day I will strive to create a nurturing classroom environment by choosing the best methods for each child to be an inspired learner and help each child develop to their highest potential. I believe a passion for learning is quite different from just studying to earn a grade or please parents or teachers. Children who develop a love of learning at an early age continue the process throughout their lives.