~~Welcome to Freshman Composition I & II and America Literature I and II~~


    Welcome to English class!  This year is going to be fun!  As most of you already know, I love to teach, but... I love to learn, too!  I know you have many things you can teach me, so I know this year will be an adventure for all of us!  


    First, let me tell you a little bit about myself.  I grew up in Decatur, Mississippi, and graduated from Decatur High School.  I attended East Central Community College and received my A.A. degree.  I left East Central and went to USM, where I received my B.S. in English education.  I then attended Mississippi College, where I received my M.Ed. in English. Presently I am working on my endorsement in Spanish.


    I have taught for thirty-fiicw years and have taught in three states:  Mississippi, South Carolina, and Texas.  In Mississippi I have taught at Yazoo City High School, Callaway High School, Brandon High School, and Pearl High School.  I also taught English Composition I and II for the National Guard via William Carey.  I came to Pearl in 1998 and taught for seven years. I moved to Texas in 2005, taught one year, and then took a job for Southwest Airlines as a flight attendant. That was fun!  


    However, I felt I needed to be back in the classroom and moved back to Mississippi and was very fortunate to get a job once again at Pearl High School.  I have been here since 2008 and have taught English II since my return and am excited to be adding English Composition this year. 


    On a personal note, I am married to David Crawford, and together we have five children and five grandchildren.  We live in Madison; and we both love to travel, read, golf, work out at the gym, snow ski, watch movies and football, and eat Mexican food. 


    My favorite quote is "The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step." Why do I like this quote so much?  It's because I have found that in life sometimes the hardest part of anything is getting started.  So...I say let's take that first step together and see where the journey of English class takes us.  Ready?  Listo? (Spanish) Let's go!! ¡Vámanos!