I am originally from Florence, SC and a Class of 2000 graduate of Wilson High School. I have a Bachelor's degree in Biology from Winthrop University (2004) and a Master's degree in Divergent Learning from Columbia College (2007). I have also obtained a Gifted and Talented endorsement from Coastal Carolina University (2010). This is my 12th year in education and I have taught in grades 6-8 as well as grades 9-12 in the high school. I have been fortunate to be able to teach students at Dent Middle School (Richland 2), Chestnut Oaks Middle (Sumter School District), and currently Sumter High School. I am married to Corey Mitchell, who also teaches and coaches at Sumter High, and we are the proud parents of Cayden and Devyn. We like to travel, attend sporting events, shop, and frequent various restaurants.