As Principal at Cherokee RIdge Elementary, my goal is to ensure a positive, safe learning environment filled with caring adults focused on the academic needs of all students.

This is my 35th year in education at Walker County Schools, my 24th at Cherokee Ridge and 16th as principal. While many things have changed in education over the years, I remain committed to and excited about the opportunities for educating students each year. My history as a student in Walker County Public Schools further fuels my passion for being a positive influencer in our community for all students.

Parents are encouraged to contact me via email at or 706 375 9831.

Cherokee RIdge Elementary, building the foundation for graduation- ready for college, work, and life!


Principal (2005-Present)

Cherokee Ridge Elementary, Walker County School District

Instructional Lead Teacher (2003-05)

Cherokee Ridge Elementary, Walker County School District

Teacher Grades 4th and 5th 

Cherokee Ridge Elementary, 

Teacher Grades 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 

Osburn Elementary School Walker County School (1987-1998)


Dalton Junior College (84)

BS University of Tennessee Chattanooga (87) Elementary Education