I am a product of the Anderson District 2 School System. I attended B-HP and then went on to get a teaching degree at Winthrop College. I later attended Clemson University and received a Master's Degree in Reading. I have received National Board Certification twice. I have two sons, Chad and Michael. Chad is married to Colleen and they have three sons, Jonathan, Christopher, and Landry. Michael is married to Tanya and they have one son, Jack. Not only do I have four grandsons, I also have three granddogs, Bingo, Charlie and Bauer. I enjoy reading, crafts, working in my yard, playing with my grands and attending Clemson ballgames with my family.