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.