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Principal's Bio


My formal teaching career began at Normal Park Museum Magnet School where I worked with students as an inclusion assistant. I taught small reading groups to students in first through fifth grades. I soon covered a maternity leave in first grade and then spent four years as a kindergarten teacher. It was at Normal Park that I discovered the importance of promoting inquiry, life-long learning and project based learning among students. At Ooltewah Elementary, I taught both first and fifth grades before serving in the role of assistant principal for three years.

My husband, H. Del Cothran, Jr., and I have three children. We enjoy camping, golfing, swimming, reading and nature walks. We are looking forward to a great school year at Woodmore where we support, create and enrich in all that we do.

Bethel College, Administration Endorsement, April 2013

Grand Canyon University, Masters in Elementary Education, May 2006 

Bryan College, B.S. in Psychology, May 1995