From an early age I always knew I was meant to be a teacher. Born in New Bern, North Carolina, I moved to Charlotte in 1977. I attended Appalachian State University where I received my Bachelors of Science degree in Health Education. Before joining the Gray Stone faculty, I taught in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg School district for 18 years. I am passionate about teaching Health and Physical Education and I am very active at the state and national level with various organizations. Currently, I am President for the North Carolina Association for the Advancement of Health Education (NCAAHE) and sit on the Board of Directors for the North Carolina Association for the Advancement of Health, Physical Education, Recreation, Dance, and Sport Management. Some of my previous honors include: North Carolina NCAAHE Teacher of the Year, Southern District Society of Health & Physical Educators of America Teacher of the Year, North Carolina Center for Health & Wellness Teaching Fellow, America Achieves Teaching Fellow, and I am a #TeachStrong Ambassador. I spend a lot of my time away from school conducting professional presentations around the United States and writing health curriculum for educational companies. When I do have down time I like to cook, garden, and play with my animals. I am honored and grateful to have joined the Knight family here at Gray Stone and I look forward to getting to know students and families for years to come.