5th and 6th ELAR and Social Studies
I graduated in 1987 from Forestburg ISD. I then went on to NCTC and received my Associates Degree. After that, I moved to Wichita Falls, TX to attend MSU and graduated in 1993 with a BA in Political Science.
Associates Degree from NCTC
Bachelors of Arts from MSU in Political Science
I have teaching certifications in 4-8 Core studies, 7-12 History, and K-12 Special Education
This past summer I went to several professional development classes at Region 9 in Wichita Falls, TX. I attended a two day Mini-Summit on the Highly Reliable School (HRS) process that Forestburg is working on this year. I also went to classes about our new standards for ELAR, new literature for elementary, and a new teacher training.
I started teaching resource and inclusion classes last year at FISD. This year will be my first full year of teaching. I am so excited to be teaching at the school I attended K-12.
I have been married for 20 years to Rick Balthrop. We have one son, Levi Balthrop who attends FISD and is in the 11th grade.
I really love to cook and often incorparate cooking and food into my lessons. While studying the colonial times, I made the kids a turkey stew and fried corn bread. They loved it!
I enjoy time with my family and traveling.