About Me

General Information

I am Assistant Professor of Special Education at Georgia College and State University in Milledgeville, Georgia. I previously served as an Assistant Professor of Elementary and Special Education at  Lewis-Clark State College in Lewiston, Idaho. Prior to that, I was a middle school special education teacher for seven years and it was a privilege to work with children. Over the course of my public school teaching career I taught all five academic subjects (Language Arts, Reading, Social Studies, Math, and Science) and I stay in touch with many of my former students.  Before becoming a teacher I worked in the healthcare information technology (IT) field for 10 years as a project manager, business analyst, and trainer.  I’ve lived in Germany and enjoy experiencing the cultures of the world firsthand. In my free time I enjoy cycling, golf, knitting, attending science fiction and fantasy conventions (e.g., Dragon Con), honoring the legacy of feminine goddesses (e.g., Lena Horne, Dorothy Dandridge, and Eartha Kitt), and Latin dancing (specifically salsa, bachata, cha cha, and merengue). I also won a spot in People Magazine’s Natural Beauty Search and was featured in their May 2, 2016 issue.

My Interests

Salsa dancer, cyclist, golfer, world traveler, Trekkie, cosplayer, healthy meals chef, & educator. 

It's All About Adding to the Body of Knowledge

Obtaining and disseminating knowledge is a satisfying endeavor for me. My desire for information grows with every problem I solve and every fact I absorb. I get excited when I learn new research and am able to incorporate the content into my lessons. I love being a college professor, and my career gives my life purpose. I strive to develop lessons and create a classroom environment in which every teacher preparatory program student is uplifted and encouraged to convey knowledge to his/her own pupils.    

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Grimes - ISU Alumni Magazine Fall 2012 (pdf)

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Grimes - ISU Alumni Magazine Fall 2015 (pdf)

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