I completed my undergraduate and master's degree at the University of Tennessee in Early Childhood Education. I completed my EDS degree at LMU in curriculum and instruction.
This is currently my 22nd year in the teaching profession. I have taught kindergarten, first, and second grades at Cedar Bluff Primary, Fairview, and Alcoa.
I am married to Brian Tatum and we have four children. My sons are Brian Tatum, Sam Tatum, and Wesley Turman. My daughter is Sophia Turman.