Georgia Southwestern 1988-1992
Bachelor of Science in Special Education
Adapted Curriculum P-12
General Curriculum P-12
ELA P-5, Math P-5, Reading P-5, Science P-5, and Social Science P-8 Cognitive Level
Family and Consumer Science (FACS) 6-12
2017-2018 Feagin Mill Middle School Teacher of the Year
2005-present SID/PID Self-contained Teacher FMMS
1992-1995 SID/PID Self-contained Teacher PSES
1991-1992 Respite Care, Middle Flint Behavioral Health
I am originally from Americus, Georgia and graduated from Southland Academy in 1988. In 1992, I graduated with a bachelor's degree in special education from Georgia Southwestern State University in Americus where I was very involved in leadership at the Baptist Student Union. I met my husband of 26 years, Jason in college at the BSU. He is a product of the Houston County school system and graduated from NHS in 1988. We have 4 children Austin (23), Hunter ( 20), Cole (16), and Maggie (13). All of my kids have been fortunate enough to be FMMS wolves during their middle school years. Jason has his own business, Covenant Payroll and Taxes. Our family is very involved in the ministries at our church, The Vine in Perry and our faith is a very important part of our lives.
We moved to Warner Robins in 1992 when I received a job with the best school system in the country. In 1992 I started teaching at Pearl Stephens Elementary School until I had my first child. I was a stay at home mom for 10 years, and returned to teaching in 2005. Feagin Mill Middle School has become like a 2nd family to me ever since, so I was truly honored to be named Feagin Mill Middle School's 2017-2018 Teacher of the Year.
I helped my mom with a special needs sunday school class at a group home periodically when I was very young, which is what sparked my interest in the field of special education. My major was physical therapy until helping with Special Olympics one day in college. I knew then, God's plan for me was to teach Special Education. Not long after that, I started providing respite care for parents of children with special needs through Middle Flint Behavioral Health, which helped confirm to me that I made the right decision.
"The greatness of America is in how it treats its weakest members: the elderly, the infirm, the handicapped, the underprivileged, the unborn."~Bill Federer