Subjects Taught
Second Grade

Education

Graduate of Walter State Community College Morristown, TN  Associate of Science: Elementary Education  May 1995

Graduate of University of Tennessee  Knoxville, TN  Bachelor of Science: Math & Science; Elementary Education  May 1997

Graduate of University of Tennessee  Knoxville, TN  Masters of Science: Curriculum & Instruction  May 1998

Currently enrolled at Carson Newman University  Jefferson City, TN  *EdD: Administration & Leadership expected in July 2019



Experience

(1) year Knox Co. Schools Internship at Blue Grass Elementary - 4th grade, 3rd Grade & Holston Middle School - 8th grade  Knox County
(3) years Sevier Co. Schools *1 year 2nd Grade Pittman Center Elementary, *2 years 6th Grade Pittman Center Elementary  (1 year Co-Teaching: Math, Science, and Language, 1 year self-contained), 2 years Co-Coached Volleyball 6th-8th grade, 1 year 6th-8th grade Assistant Basketball coach, 1 year Beta Club Sponsor

(15+) years Hamilton County Schools *1 year 5th Grade (Math & Science) North Hamilton County Elementary, *6 years 3rd grade NHCE, *3 years 4th grade NHCE (1 year math & science, 1 year Writing & Science, 1 year self-contained), and *5+ years 2nd grade NHCE



Bio

I was born in Loudon County, Tennessee. As a young girl, I always carried a bag of items to keep myself and others occupied (books, toys, crayons, etc.). I graduated from Jefferson County High School with the intent of going to college and working with children.  I worked as a Nanny of 2 amazing boys while I attended Walter State Community College, obtaining my AS in Elementary Education. I went on to finish my education at the University of Tennessee, where I met my husband, Matt McCuiston. We moved to Gatlinburg after we graduated and got married (in that order) and I began working in the beautiful Pittman Center community as a teacher in a small, rural K-8 school. After we had our first child, Macy, we moved back to Matt's hometown Dayton, Tennessee to be surrounded by family. I began working at North Hamilton County Elementary in Sale Creek, Tennessee another close-knit community school. Eight years after our first daughter was born, we welcomed another healthy baby girl named Laurel. It has been a treat to have my daughters attend school with me and be educated by some of the best teachers and colleagues at NHCE. I enjoy spending time with my family, traveling, reading and working with children. The beach is my happy place, I enjoy the tranquil waves and soft sand while the sun warms my soul from the inside out.  As a professional educator, I believe the journey of learning is just as important as the outcome. Therefore I enjoy challenging students to problem solve and engage in critical thinking, promoting curiosity and creating life-long learners.