M. Ed, Guidance and Counseling, University of Tennessee

Certification, Educational Leadership, University of Tennessee

B.S., Vocational Home Economics,  Middle Tennessee State University


Tour Coordinator   Children’s Holocaust Memorial

Motivational Speaker  The Power of One

Principal               Whitwell Middle School, Whitwell, Tennessee

Supervisor of Curriculum & Instruction   Marion County School System, Jasper, TN

Educational Consultant State of Tennessee          

Member               Mentor Teacher Commission       State of Tennessee

Principal              Crossroads Elementary School, Powell’s Crossroads, Tennessee

Teacher               Crossroads Elementary School, Powell’s Crossroads, Tennessee

Director               Marion County Office of Economic Opportunity

Teacher               White Station High Memphis, Tennessee

For 30 + years I was a public school educator.  It is my belief that educating children is one of the most important tasks we have.  To me, educating children is giving them the tools to make responsible, informed, compassionate decisions.  This is what my family and teachers did for me.  It is what I did for my own children, and it is what I want to continue to do for students.

For 51 years I have been married to Edward Hooper, a retired pharmacist.  We have two sons and five grandchildren.  My hobbies are reading, traveling, furniture refinishing, painting, and kayaking.