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  • Athens State University Bachelors in Elementary Education
  • Lee High School  



  • Rainbow Elementary School 2004- Present
  • Owens Cross Roads 2004- Reading Program
  • Rainbow Elementary School- 2003-2004 Student Teaching




 Hello and welcome to my webpage.  I am a first grade teacher at Rainbow Elementary School in Madison, Alabama. I have been in Education since the year 2002.  All of my years in Education have been working at Rainbow.  I taught 4th grade for 9 years and have began a new chapter as a 1st grade teacher in the year 2012.  I am very excited for this opportunity to help me as I continue my work as a lifelong learner.  I have been married to Joel Buchanan since 2005.  I have one daughter Savannah Grace who is the light of our life.  Traveling to new places is one of my favorite activities outside of school.   I enjoy visiting the Smoky Mountains and placing my feet in the sand at the beach.  Reading is another one of favorite pastimes, when I get a chance to sit down with a great book.Truly anytime I can spend time with my family is a great time.  Teaching is such a great and rewarding profession and I feel very fortunate to be able to continue to do what I love as a profession.