Mrs. Rebecca loves the quote, “Teaching isn’t my job. It’s my passion.” She has had this passion from the beginning. Her teddy bears learned a lot, with her bedroom-sized chalkboard and old textbooks from her mom’s elementary classroom. It was no surprise to anyone when she sought and gained her Interdisciplinary Studies (K-8) degree from MTSU in 2001. That fall, she began her teaching career in a self-contained 6th grade classroom. Since then, she has taught all core subject areas in grades 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 in Rutherford County Schools. As a dedicated public school teacher, she spent countless hours planning lessons, creating materials, researching for best practices, collaborating with co-workers, and combing through student data. Her students consistently showed academic growth on state testing.
Rebecca was spending far more time at school than at home and began praying for God to provide more time with her wonderful husband and two beautiful children. He responded in 2018 by dropping an online teaching opportunity in her lap. Teaching students from China online allowed her the flexibility she needed to be able to spend more time with her family. Then in early 2019, Mrs. Rebecca stumbled across Fusion Homeschooling. The 2019-2020 school year was an amazing year for Mrs. Rebecca as she taught several upper elementary and middle school core classes to many amazing students at Fusion! She is very excited about continuing with Fusion as an Educational Coach for several core classes and clubs next school year.