Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor's Degree in Education from JSU Master's Degree in Educational Leadership from JSU Specialist's Degree in Educational Leadership from Lincoln Memorial Gifted Endorsemed
Hello, and welcome to my webpage! This is my second year as part of the Canes family, and I am so thrilled to be coming back to school even amid uncertain times! This year I begin my 30th year in education, and what a journey it has been! I am blessed to have had the opportunity to teach a number of grade levels and to serve in several different capacities within the Bartow County, Gordon County, and Cartersville City School Systems. I began my teaching career in 1991 at Cass Middle School as a sixth grade teacher and have since taught 8th grade at Woodland Middle, 9th, 10th, and 11th grade English at Woodland High School as well as 1st and 2nd grades at Mission Road Elementary. I have served as both literacy coach and graduation coach at WHS and assistant principal at both Mission Road Elementary and White Elementary. Before coming to Cartersville Middle in 2019, I served as the literacy coordinator for the system. Although I have enjoyed every position I have ever held, it is the magic of teaching children in the classroom that makes me the happiest. Needless to say, I am ecstatic to have the opportunity to teach your child at Cartersville Middle School this year!
Although I grew up in Gadsden, AL, I have been a resident of Cartersville for 29 years and am happy to call this little town my home! I am married to Jason Gann, also an educator, and have three children. Evan, my oldest, is 28 and a nurse at UAB in Birmingham, AL. He has just gotten engaged and will wed his fiance', Tatum, next June! I am looking forward to gaining another daughter! KayLee Grace, a junior in college, is 21 and works in Orlando for Disney as she is completing her undergraduate degree in business. Ari, our youngest, is 17 and a senior at Woodland High School. I enjoy spending time hiking, cooking out, visiting Disney, and watching Alabama football (Roll Tide!) with family and friends. If Alabama is playing, you can be assured my husband has the smoker going, and we have cleared our schedule to watch the game! We are members of Cartersville First Baptist Church where I sing in choir and on praise team, and my husband plays the drums.
I believe everyone has areas of strength and areas in which we need to grow. It is my desire to help children reach their full potential by identifying their areas of growth and supporting them in the learning process. In addition, by identifying and building on their strengths, children become more self-confident, willing learners! I also believe parents play a key role in the education of their children, and it is my desire for us to be partners to ensure your child's educational needs are being met. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have questions, concerns, or suggestions regarding your child!
Instructional content can be accessed via Schoology. Contact me for more information!
We communicate with students and parents (text messages, phone calls, and emails) through Teacher Messaging. Your contact information in PowerSchool must be accurate for you to receive my messages. Please contact the front office to update your information.