I graduated from Texas A @ M University at Commerce in 1984 with my Bachelors degree in Elementary Education, with a specialization in math. Every year, I receive continuing education hours through workshops, and instruction at the school district, and working though the summer.
I began teaching school in NE Texas in 1985, and taught for 9 years there. My family and I moved to Livingston in 1997, and I have taught school here since that time. I first taught at the Junior High, teaching 7-8 grade math. Then I moved to the intermediate where I taught 4-6 grade math and science. After that, I moved to Pine Ridge, where I taught 3rd grade reading, then 2nd grade math and science. Now I am at Cedar Grove teaching 2nd grade math and science.
I married Robert Blakley in 1984, and together we have raised 3 children, all of whom graduated from Livingston. They are all grown now, and are either married or in college. We love pets, and have 2 dogs and 2 cats, which is about like having 2 year olds around again!