|In 1998, I received my Bachelor of Science in Mathematics at the University of Tennessee where I graduated cum laude. The following year, I completed my Master of Science after completing a year internship at South-Doyle High School in Knox County. I came to Anderson County High School in August, 1999, under the leadership of Dr. Bob McCracken. My first job at ACHS was as a math teacher, cross-country coach, and assistant track coach. I always loved the classroom and teaching. A coworker encouraged me to go back to school and get my Educational Specialist Degree in administration. I had no real intentions at the time of getting into administration, I was really after the pay increase that went with my new degree. However, several years down the road, an opening presented itself at ACHS. I knew I never wanted to leave Anderson County High School; also, that these chances didn't come around very often. I applied for a curriculum coordinator position, then later for an assistant principal position. Greg Deal gave me my first opportunity for leadership in 2006. I learned so much from my mentors Loy Ball, Peggy Stooksbury, and Greg Deal. Although I was happy in my assistant position, Mr. Deal made a move to Instructional Supervisor in our Central Office. I became the principal during the summer of 2011 and spent the first year trying to keep my head above water. I am very fortunate to have the Fantastic Four Administrative Team of Ben Downs, Travis Freeman, Jeni Irwin, and Gary Terry to help me along the way. I have undoubtedly the best teaching and support staff of any school and feel very lucky to consider myself a part of the herd!