I have been a resident of Jasper my entire life. I graduated from Marion County High School. I continued my education at the University of TN at Chattanooga where I graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood. I also graduated from Trevecca Nazarene University with a Master’s of Education in School Leadership.
After graduating from UTC, I married my high school sweetheart, Allen Kirk. We have been married for 23 years. I am the proud parent of 2 beautiful children, Bailee and Brett Kirk. Bailee is currently attending college and aspires to be a nurse. Brett currently attends Marion County High school. They are my pride and joy!
I began my teaching career at Crossroads Elementary School in Crossroads, TN. I taught Kindergarten and First Grade. The school was closed which resulted in Whitwell Elementary School opening. I taught Pre-K at WES until deciding to transfer to my hometown school, Jasper Elementary School.
I will begin my 24th year of teaching this upcoming school year. The teaching of young children has been a life-long desire of mine. There is no other career that can make you feel loved, appreciated, or rewarded like the teaching of young children.