Degrees and Certifications:
I am so excited to join the Beechwood Bengals family! I grew up in the Atlanta area and spent five years in Birmingham, Alabama earning a Bachelor of Music in Instrumental and Vocal/Choral Education and a Master of Music Education at Samford University. While at Samford, I completed private study in both violin and voice and enjoyed performing with a variety of musical ensembles.
This is the beginning of my 17th year in the classroom! In 2006, I began my teaching career at Pelion Middle School where I taught orchestra and chorus classes. I was named Pelion Middle School Teacher of the Year for 2009-2010. From 2011 to spring 2019, I was the orchestra director for Carolina Springs Middle School. In 2013-2014, I was the Teacher of the Year for CSMS and a finalist for Lexington One District Teacher of the Year. I am a member of SCMEA and NAFME, the state and national organizations for music educators. I am married to Dr. Ken Pruitt, orchestra director at White Knoll High School. We have two daughters, Ellie and Sydney. In my spare time, I enjoy reading and cross-stitching.