Phone: 256-389-2610 Extension 1184
Degrees and Certifications:
BS- Early Childhood/Elementary Education Converse College, Spartanburg, South Carolina Masters in Gifted Education, Converse College Masters in Early Childhood and Elementary Education, University of North Alabama
I am in my 39th year of teaching. With a master's degree in gifted education from Converse College in Spartanburg, South Carolina, I started my teaching career in South Carolina teaching 1st-6th grade gifted. After 5 years in the Greenville/Spartanburg area, I then moved to Nagoya, Japan and taught 4 years at Nagoya International School as a third grade teacher. Living overseas afforded me the opportunity to travel around the world. I moved back to the United States in 1993 and taught 4th grade in the Decatur City School system for one year. In 1994 I was hired in Muscle Shoals where I have been ever since.
I am married to Kevin O'Steen and have two daughters, Frances Jane and Emma. Currently, Frances Jane lives and works in Austin, Texas and Emma is in Chicago.