6th Math, ELAR, and Science; 7th Texas History
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. This year I am apart of the HRS Leadership Team. We were successful in certifying our school as an HRS Level 1 school this past year.
This is my 6th year with the District and my 4th year of teaching 6th ELA and 7th grade Social Studies. I have really enjoyed teaching this grade level and look forward to many more years here at Forestburg.
I have been married for 23 years to Rick Balthrop, who just retired this year. We have one son, Levi Balthrop, who graduated in 2021 from Forestburg. Levi is now working full time and attending NCTC majoring in Criminal Justice.
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.