All About Mrs. Darden


I wish I could say that I always knew I wanted to be a teacher, but that would not be true. However, I can say that I have always loved school. This love of school and knowledge is what eventually lead me to realize that teaching was for me. My love of school began right here at Sardis High School. I am a 1996 graduate of Sardis and I am very excited to be home! I attended Snead State and received an associates degree in general education because I was not sure what I wanted to be when I grew up. I kept telling my adviser that I just wanted to go to school for the rest of my life.  I transferred to UAB in 1998 with no idea what to do or what courses to take. I floated around for a few semesters taking any class that interested me and loving every minute of it. Finally, I registered for an education class. On the first day of class I knew I had found my calling.  I was surrounded by people who loved school as much as I did! I graduated in 2001 with a B.S. degree in education with a major in language arts, and a minor in history. I also received a middle school endorsement. After graduation I took 4 years off to focus on raising my children. I am a 2012 National Writing Project Fellow and I am currently pursuing my master degree in Teaching English as a Second Language at the University of Alabama in Birmingham.

This is my tenth wonderful year at Sardis! After 6 1/2 years of teaching 7th  and 8th grade  and a short stay in the world of intervention, I am now tackling a new challenge, 10th and 12th grade AP literature. I live in Walnut Grove with my husband and two crazy but wonderful kids, Taryn and Isaac. In my free time I LOVE to read, play the piano, and hang out with my family.   

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