Graduate of Mouintain Pine HIgh School, 1983
Mountain Pine mascot is also Red Devils, I began as a Red Devil so when I came to Atkins is was like coming home. Mountain Pine is a very small school, smaller that Atkins so teaching here reminded me of how my teachers taught me.
Graduate of Arkansas Tech University, 1987
Here I had to put away my red and white and wear green and gold, did not like that much.
My first teaching job was at Clarksville. Not Red Devils but at least they are red and white, so I got to pull out some of my high scool clothes and felt warm and cozy again.
Taught sixth grade in Clarksville, AR from 1987 – 1993
Taught sixth grade in Atkins, AR from 1999 – present
I LOVE Math, yes, I am THAT teacher… I am a NERD and I LOVE that I am. I am a Science Fiction FREAK!!!! Love Star Trek and Star Wars Equally, yes you can do that.
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I believe I have been a “teacher” my whole life. My parents tell stories of me teaching my dolls and stuffed toys, lining them up and giving them the lessons I learned at Church before I entered school.
I am married to Kevin Hodges, we have 3 boys, the older two are in law school, the youngest is a senior at Russellville High School. I have 4 other “furry” children, 2 dogs and 2 cats. My classroom also has a class hamster, Addy.
Since my older two sons are in Little Rock and the oldest is married I do several trips to Little Rock on the weekends.
My parents still live in Mountain Pine, my sister and her family live in Hot Springs, and my brother and his family live in Atlanta, his children are a bit scattered about living in the Memphis area and in Texas with one still in Georgia.
Kevin’s parents still live in North Little Rock, his sister and her family live in Northwest Arkansas.
As you can see we are on the road several weekends.
Our youngest is in the Russellville band so we do attend the Russellville football games which means I do not have the priveledge of attending the Atkins High School games.
When I am not at school I enjoy reading and engaging in activities at my Chuch.
I spent a large amount of time on Google looking up lessons and ways to enrich my classroom
My favorite lessons involve hands on and FOOD.