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Subjects Taught
5th Grade



Educational Specialist (Ed.S.) Degree, Class AA Certification, Gifted Education--University of South Alabama -- August, 2009

National Board Certified Teacher (NBPTS) -- November, 2006, Recertified November 2015

Master of Education Degree, Class A Certification, Elementary Education -- University of Mobile- May 1994

Bachelor of Science Degree, Class B Certification, Elementary Education -- University of South Alabama -- 1988


I have been teaching for 26 years. I have taught gifted education, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades. My favorite grade to teach is fifth. I enjoy the personality and excitement of fifth graders. I  look forward to laughing and learning with my class every day! I feel overwhelmingly blessed to have the most wonderful job in the world.  I am so grateful to have a career I truly love. 




  I am married to Michael Ardis (28 fabulous years). We have two daughters, Rylee (24) and Lindy (21).