Education/Work: I was born and raised in Chattanooga. I graduated from Red Bank High School in 1980. I earned an A.S. degree in Computer Programming from Chattanooga State Technical Community College. I completed a B.S. degree in Business Administration with a concentration in finance from UT Chattanooga. I spent many years working in the banking and insurance industries. I completed a M.S. degree in Education from UT Knoxville in 2011. As a part of my degree, I completed a year long internship with AES in first grade. I was hired the following school year as a kindergarten teacher.
My Family: I have been married to Joel Williams since 1982. Joel is a TVA retiree and currently works at McGhee Tyson Airport. I have one son, John, who is currently pursuing two degrees from UT Knoxville in soil and plant science with a concentration in organic production. I hope to update my bio soon to say he is a graduate!
My Interests: I love to spend time with my family. Most of them still live in Chattanooga. I love to travel as often as I can. I love dogs, although at this time, I don’t have any. My heart is still broken over losing my last one. I love a good movie and a good book. However, most of my time is spent on school. It is my passion and my life.