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Principal's Corner
West Decatur Elementary-Go Wildcats!
Believe & Achieve!
Welcome to West Decatur Elementary the home of the "Wildcats!" I am so excited to be your principal for the 2018-2019 school year. This will be my first year as a principal. Previously, I was an assistant principal in Jefferson County at Hueytown Middle School. I was a part of Jefferson County School System for 13 years. I had the privilege of being a Reading Coach with Decatur City Schools, Walter Jackson Elementary 2017-2018 school year. I have been in education for 18 years. Tony and I have been married for fifteen years, and we have 3 children Emily, Elexus, and Tony Jr.  
My Vision 2018-2019: One of my most important goals for this school year is to build strong relationships with teachers, parents, the community, and all stakeholders.
My favorite quote: "Unless someone like you cares a whole lot, nothing is going to get better. It's not. The Lorax Image result for the lorax
My favorite book: Book - Thank You, Mr. Falker by Patricia Polacco '"Taste the sweetness, the honey is sweet, so is knowledge, but knowledge is like the bee who made the honey.It has to be chased through the pages of a book. 
Education, Certifications, & Awards
Graduate Auburn University, Montgomery, Al 2000
  • Bachelor's Elementary Education
  • Master's Elementary Education
  • Master's Educational Leadership
National Board Certification, 2009
Elementary Teacher of the Year, Jefferson County, 2010
Milken Award Winner 2010