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Education
  • Certification - Specialist in Gifted Education (Magna Cum Laude) - The University of Alabama

  • Trained presenter for the Alabama Math Science Technology Initiative (AMSTI) - Science

  • Certified Training for Alabama Reading Initiative

  • Educational Specialist graduate school work (33 degree hours/AA certification) - The University of Alabama

  • Master's Degree in elementary education (Magna Cum Laude) - The University of Alabama - Birmingham

  • Bachelor's Degree in elementary education (Cum Laude) - The University of Alabama -Top Elementary Education Graduate of 1981

  • College Prep High School Diploma - Vestavia Hills High School, Vestavia Hills, Alabama



Experience
  • 2015 - present    Oxford Middle School, C.E. Hanna Elementary, Oxford High School - Gifted Education Specialist

  • 2004 - 2015        C.E. Hanna Elementary - Gifted Education Specialistt

  • 1999 - 2004        C.E. Hanna Elementary - grade 4 teacher/Elementary Science Specialist

  • 1998 - 1999        Oxford Elementary School - grade 4 teacher/Elementary Science Specialist

  • 1987 - 1998        Oxford Middle School - grade 4 teacher/Elementary Science Specialist

  • 1981 - 1985        Berney Points School (Birmingham) - grade 5 & 6 teacher (science & math)



Bio

I began my educational career in 1981 teaching 5th and 6th grade science and math at a school in Birmingham.  I joined the Oxford City School System in 1987 where I taught 4th grade for 17 years.  The year 2004 opened a new chapter in my professional career.  After 20+ years in the regular classroom, I took on the wonderful challenge of the school's gifted program.  I completed my coursework at The University of Alabama for my Gifted Education Specialist certification in June of 2006.

I am the mother of three sons....

Paul, a graduate of The University of Alabama who is teaching secondary science education at Sylacauga High School

Adam, a graduate of The University of Alabama and a trauma nurse, along with his wife Shavon, with the Kaiser Permante Health Care System in Sacramento, California. The are the proud parents of my first grandchild, Hughes. 

Lee, who is a graduate of Union University in Jackson, Tennessee and is now working on a Master's Degree at Jacksonville State University.  

I lost my beloved husband, Steve Lynch, in July 2010.  He was a dentist in Oxford for 25 years. 


I enjoy working with my computerreading, writing, participating in church activities such as choir and handbells, and being a life-long learner. My passions are photography, reading, and graphic arts.  I am also an avid traveler and have visited over 30 foreign countries.

I am very involved in science education and have presented at many local, state, and national conventions. I served on the Alabama Math Science and Technology Initiative (AMSTI) selection and planning committee for the Alabama State Department of Education and am a trained presenter for all modules for grade four. I have also worked for the Alabama State Department of Education in providing differentiation ideas for gifted students for the 5th grade AMSTI science kits.  For more than 20 years, I served as an officer and Executive Board member of the Alabama Science Teachers Association. I am also an active member of the National Science Teachers Association..  I am also a member of several other professional organizations, including the Alabama Association for Gifted ChildrenNational Association for Gifted Children , and Council for Elementary Science International. I also have written curriculum for the Alabama Department of Archives and History  and conducted teacher presentations on using  primary sources.  I am also Intel trained for Project Based Learning  and will be assisting with the infusion of this pedagogy into our school.  Additionally, I have worked with the Alabama Learning Exchange  in developing video podcasts for use in classrooms across the state.