All About Me

I am a native New Orleanian and have been living in Baton Rouge for over a decade. I received my Bachelor of Science degree from Southeastern Louisiana University and my Master of Arts in Teaching Degree from Louisiana College. I am highly-qualified and certified to teach 1st - 5th grade. I have been teaching for more than 25 years.  I served as principal/headmaster and have over five years of administration experience.

I was honored to receive the Outstanding English Teacher Award from Yuncol English Camp, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China. I am a recipient of the PRAXIS Excellence Award for the Principles of Learning and Teaching National Exam (PLT) which ranks me nationally in the top 15% of teachers that have taken this test to date. I am also named in Who's Who of Professional Educators.  I was a finalist in the 2014 Celebrate Teachers Contest, and I was a finalist for the 2013 Crusader-of-the-Year Award.

My teaching philosophy is to assist children in becoming the best, most responsible person they can be academically, physically, socially, and spiritually. I believe that God has created each of us with a unique purpose. I view my role as one partnering with parents to help guide and motivate their child toward that end.

Children are fearfully and wonderfully made in the image of God. I believe that children are a one-of-a-kind creation; therefore, each child has a different capacity and preference for learning. My goal is to provide instruction to meet those learning differences. I accomplish this through a variety of learning opportunities. I believe that failure is not an option and will do what it takes to make children successful, responsible, and productive students and citizens.


"But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint." Isaiah 40:3



  1. Stopping by to thank you for your kind words. It has been a good competition. I appreciate your support and agree that I'd prefer a classroom teacher to end in 1st place. We shall see... I'm your newest follower. :)
    Funky First Grade Fun

  2. You have a great blog, I follow it, I am not sure what happened in June, but I will pray for you.

  3. I can't believe we live so close. I also did the O.R.E.O Online Project! I teach on the same street as SLU!!
    Third Grade Love

  4. Doing the right thing isn't always easy, but it's always right. I wish only wonderful things for you and your family. Thanks for standing up for others.

  5. Nancy,

    Thank you for your comment. It has been a very difficult time for my family. We have suffered tremendously in so many ways. If you only knew all that has happened.

    I am a wife, mother, teacher, citizen, and above all Christian. I teach children to stand for truth regardless of the outcome. How can I do anything less? I risked everything for the benefit of the children I know and love. I would do it all again!

    It is the Lord God I serve,
    Missy Kennedy

  6. It's nice to meet a fellow Louisiana blogger! I look forward to reading your blog!