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My love of teaching began twenty-six years ago. As a seven year old, I would teach all of my dolls. Although this was very fulfilling as a child, I was anxious for my dream to come true.

In 1996, I graduated from Murray County High School. After graduation, I went to college at Dalton State and then to West Georgia College in Carrollton, Ga. I graduated with a Bachelors Degree in Early Childhood Education in May 2000. In December 2002, I received my Masters Degree in Administration from LMU. Finally, in December 2004, I received my Specialist degree in Curriculum from LMU.

In July 2001, I married Ian Tankersley. He is the Minister of Music at First Methodist Church in Chatsworth and a Vice President at First National Bank of Chatsworth. In September 2003, we had our first child, Ella Kate. In April 2010, we had our second child, Claire.  These girls have definitely fulfilled our lives. We also have two dogs named Toby and Roxy. They tolerate the girls most of the time.

I am very happy with my career and personal life. I am always striving to be a better Christian, mother, wife, and teacher.