About Mrs. Whittington

 Family is the most important thing in my life.  My husband, Corey, and I have been married for nineteen years and have two amazing kids. Coach Whittington also works here at Callisburg. Our twins, Caden and Callie, will be in sixth grade this year.  They keep us on our toes and we love every minute of it!! We also have a crazy pocket beagle named Dax. Both of my parents taught school and are now retired. I am very blessed to have them living nearby. 

   I am a proud graduate of Texas A&M Commerce. I graduated Magna Cum Laude in 2002 with a bachelor's degree in Interdisciplinary Studies with a focus on Elementary Math.  I have taught many different things throughout my career including: first grade, middle school history, reading, math, computers, and a few elective classes. In May 2016 I graduated with my Master's Degree from Texas A&M University (College Station online), I studied school counseling and am a certified school counselor.  I am so excited to be a full time counselor this year! This will be my second year in the position, even though last year I split time and also taught a few math classes. 

   I believe self care is very important and work hard to have time to do the things I love!  My favorite past time is to watch sports. I am a true nerd and klutz myself, but LOVE to watch sports of all kinds.  I am at as many of the high school football, volleyball, basketball, softball, baseball, etc games that I can make. My favorite sport really is softball / baseball and of course my team is the Texas Rangers.  My love for the team goes way back to the 1980's when I first really remember curling up in my PaPa's lap to watch the games. My most recent passion is cookie decorating. This is something I started doing last fall and have worked to get better and better which means baking and decorating lots of cookies. I am trying to get back in the habit of exercising.  I have been riding my bicycle and running this summer. I'm not fast and don't go too far, but I love the open road, just me and my music. It really gives me time to reflect on life and clear my mind! I also love to scrapbook and sew. It is so fun to document all the fun things we do and then go back to look at them years later. Last summer I have started sewing for a non-profit group called Twenty-Five and Four.  We make tiny little diaper shirts for babies who are born early and spend time in the NICU to wear since they are too tiny for even preemie clothes. I also like to sew little port pillows to donate to oncology centers.  

    My "BEST POSSIBLE DAY EVER" would include a nice morning run, then family time watching the Rangers play a baseball game, sipping on a big glass of Lemonade from Chick-fil-A and munching on Pepper Jack Cheez-Its. 

A Few of My Favorites:

Snack:  Fruit and Pepper Jack Cheez-Its and fruity gummy candies like Starburst gummies, Life Saver gummies, 

Drink: Ice Cold Water with lemon,Chick-fil-A Lemonade, Strawberry Limeades (I gave up soda on 4-11-17!! And this is really a big deal for me because I LOVED Dr. Pepper!!) 

Color: This is a hard one... I love MAROON, but also really like girly colors like turquoise, pink, purple, and lime green

Animal: Turtle

Flower: Daisy

Restaurant: Any & All...  No cooking and cleaning its a busy mom's dream :) 

If I had to pick one probably Chick-fil-A, Olive Garden, or Mooyah

Sport: Baseball / Softball

Team: Texas Rangers

College: Texas A&M  - Gig'em Aggies!

Collection: Crosses and Lego Minifigures

Music: Contemporary Christian

What makes me weird:  I really don't like Chocolate or Coffee which is pretty strange for most grownups!