Graduated from Leonard High School and East Texas State University.
My first 21 years of education were spent in Leonard, Texas. I then taught three years in Celeste, Texas. I left Celeste for one year and taught in Lovington, New Mexico. I then returned to Celeste in 2005. I have enjoyed teaching in all three districts but I am partial to the Celeste ISD. I have always felt like I was part of a family instead of a school district.
I taught first grade for one year in Leonard and the rest of the time was spent in SPED. In New Mexico I was also a SPED teacher. In Celeste I have taught SPED and then last year I changed to Title I. I have loved all of my teaching positions.
I have been married to Ronny Becknell since 1975. We have three sons and three daughter-in-laws. Our two grandsons, Eli and Cam, have brought much joy to our family. My grandchildren attend school in Oklahoma. Since our children are grown, we now have a dog name Alli.
I love spending time with my family. I also enjoy traveling and shopping.