7/8 Literacy, MS Drama director
I graduated from Mansfield High School in 1994 and obtained my BA in journalism from Arkansas Tech University in 1998. After spending five and one-half years working in both print and broadcast news, I made a huge career change, and have never regretted it!.
In 2005, I began the two-year journey to become a teacher through the Arkansas Department of Education’s Non-Traditional Licensure Program (NTL).
In 2014, I began my graduate work on Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) through Arkansas Tech University’s TESOL program.
At present, I carry 21 hours towards my master's degree, which is split between communications and TESOL.
TESOL trained @ ESL Academy, Arkansas Tech University, 2014
Adjunct English Faculty @ University of Arkansas-Rich Mountain 2018-2019
The 2022-23 school year marks my fifth year at Lavaca and my 18th year of teaching.
ELA-7; ELA-8; literacy/enrichment; MS drama; advisory group
English I; English II; Oral Communications; Journalism; Drama
ELA-7, ELA-8; English I; English II; English IV; Oral Communications
Marital status: Married to Gary Hunt for 19 years
Children: twin angels, Aiden & Nicholas, and twin grown stepchildren, Noah (Liz) & Alexandria (Nick)
Grandchildren: Oliver, Poppy, Shyla, Stella Faye & Sylviah Rose; my grands live in Iowa & South Dakota, so anytime we see them is a blessing!
Nieces: Gracie, architect designer in KC, MO; June, Senior collegiate graphic design student; & Ruthie, Sophomore collegiate business/finance student (the three lights of my life)
Pets: ZoeyPiper & River-Storm—my rescue canines (that think they run the house); Winston Churchil “The Cat” (our Sir of the manor)
Hobbies: photography, reading, traveling, spending time with family, and going to concerts. My husband and I have created a bucket list of bands that we want to see in concert and thus far, we’ve marked ten different artists off our list.
Favorite books: Honestly, it is hard to pick favorites, as I read so many books.
Online shows: Sweet Magnolias, Virgin River, Anthony Bourdain’s: No Reservations, The Librarians, The Handmaid’s Tale, Midnight Diner
Favorite movies: Phantom of the Opera; The Quiet Man; Sweet Home Alabama; McLintock & The Sorcerer's Apprentice