I began teaching because I love
children. I thought teaching was a career where I could be involved with
my daughters at school as well as spending as much time with them at home as
possible. My mother was a librarian and I loved to see her work with
children and develop their appreciation for reading through programs at the
public library. I hope that I can help my students develop a love for
reading which will impact their education and their future.
I obtained a bachelor's degree
in education from NLU-now ULM in Monroe, LA
I also obtained a master's
degree in education from NLU majoring in reading education with a minor
I have 20 1/2 years teaching
experience (all in 4th grade).
14 1/2 at Sicily Island Elem.
in Catahoula Parish and 6 years at Erath Middle.
I have additional training in
LASIP Math and LASIP Science
Project Read training
am married to Shawn Lurry. Shawn is
is a deepwater supervisor with Apache.
We have two wonderful daughters: Ginnie and
Brittany. Ginnie is a speech pathologist back home in Catahoula
Parish. She is married to Jimmy Murry and they have
two sons, Cohen who is 4 and Case is 1.Brittany
is married to Wille Mire, and they both work for Superior Oil Co. They
have a son, Mason, who is 2..
Our family is excited that our first granddaughter will be born in Oct.
We also have
a dog "Briley" who is a nine year old shih tzu.
I enjoy reading, cooking,
scrapbooking, watching LSU football and baseball, and NASCAR.
I also playing with grandsons..