This semester I will be teaching Earth and Space Science (a semester long course), as well as Genetics the first 9 weeks, and Zoology the second 9 weeks. During this time of "Corona Academy", the BEST way to keep up with current class information is through THIS WEBSITE. Follow the below directions to sign up for Zoology and/or Earth and Space Science. I will be using my work email and Remind to communicate. In order to reach me the fastest, please send me an email. You may return completed assignments by emailing it to me or sending it to me via Remind.
Text the following codes to 81010 for Spring Semester, 2020:
Earth and Space Science @leweas2020
***If you are in my ZOOLOGY class, because this is only a 9 weeks course you MUST do the work in order to earn credit for the course (1/2 credit). If you are a senior and you do not need the course or if you prefer to take this course next year in person, you have the option to drop the class. If you decide to do this, please contact me via email ASAP so I can let the counselor know. Also, printed packets are the same as online packets. If you have access to the electronic version, you do NOT need a printed packet.***
I would love to see what you are working on! If you are in Zoology and you have pictures of your work or of any cool animals you have run across, or if you are in Earth and Space and you have completed the experiments we have suggested, please send me pictures! Or you can post them and tag us with @TheBurgScience and #TeamDCS on Twitter!
In a nutshell...
How I got where I am today...
I am a native Tennessean and was born and raised in Jackson, TN. I am blessed with some of the best parents on the planet, incredible siblings, and great friends. I had a wonderful high school experience at Jackson Central Merry High. After high school I attended college at Mississippi College in Clinton, MS and earned a B.A. in Christian Studies with a double minor in Communications and Psychology. I married my high school sweet heart in 2005, just two weeks after graduating from MC. We then moved to Oxford, MS so my husband could pursue his masters in Accounting and since I was still uncertain about my own career path, I started working as a Pharmacy Technician at Baptist Hospital. In 2006, I decided to attend nursing school at UTHSC in Memphis, TN. In just 16 months I earned my B.S. in Nursing and began working as a Registered Nurse in 2007. After 9 years of bedside nursing working mostly in the Well Baby Nursery and Cardiac Step Down units, I just needed a change. I was a stay at home mom for a year and then decided to start doing some substitute teaching. To be honest, I was quite surprised when I ended up falling in love with teaching! In 2018 I enrolled in the accelerated degree program at TMI through Ole Miss. I earned my teaching license in September 2019. Then I became the long-term substitute for the Zoology classes here at Lewisburg. I earned my Biology teaching endorsement in March and I am so excited to now be a full-time Science teacher here at LHS!
All because two people fell in love...
I have been married to my high school sweetheart, Virgil, for 15 years this May. We met at church camp in Arkansas when I was just 14 years old! I married into an amazing family who has accepted me as one of their own from the very beginning.
We welcomed our first daughter, Ashlynn, in 2007. Our second daughter, Emmalee (Emma), was born in 2009. Elijah (Eli), our son, was born in 2013. My kids are my world. I am also lucky to be an Aunt to 3 nephews and 2 niece that I absolutely adore. We also have several pets...a German Shephard/Lab mix named Maximus, a Miniature Dapple Dachshund named Dottie, a beautiful Maine Coon Cat named Oliver, and Calico named Callie.
that I knew how to play the violin, that I could dance, and that I lived closer to my siblings (my brother Cooper is a musician/videographer in Nashville and my sister is a farm wife in South Dakota)
A few of my favorite things:
Mexican food/Seafood/Chick-fil-a, Dr. Pepper, basketball, water sports, the TN river, a long boat ride, fishing, home science experiments with my children, Broadway performances at the Orpheum, spending time with my family, traveling, Fall, photography, intentionally embarrassing my kids, gardening, playing the piano, and reading a good book when I get the chance. And I LOVE being a PATRIOT!
Education and Experience
Education: B.A. in Christian Studies, B.S. in Nursing, Teach Mississippi Institute Certificate
Experience: 1.5 years of substitute teaching through Kelly Services; however, this year (2020) is my first experience as a full-time teacher. Previously worked as an RN for almost 10 years.