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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. Additionally, he is the varsity girls' soccer coach and was name Coach of the Year last season. Paul is soon to be married.

Adam, a graduate of The University of Alabama, is a trauma nurse, along with his wife Shavon. They are employed by 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 has finished a second degree in accounting at Jacksonville State University. He is currently employed by the Tang Corporation.

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 assisted with the infusion of this pedagogy in our school system. Additionally, I have worked with the Alabama Learning Exchange  in developing video podcasts for use in classrooms across the state.