Education

I have a Bachelor of Science degree in Education from Arkansas State University, and a Master of Arts in Special Education (Gifted) degree from University of Alabama. Readers should note that my husband is a Tennessee Vols fan and one son has graduated from Auburn, and another is attending Mississippi State, so I have team loyalty to ALL regional teams! I have attended Confratute, at the University of Connecticut, as well as the Alabama(AAGC) and National Association of Gifted Children (NAGC) annual conferences. I am trained in Talents Unlimited (a metacognition strategy) and am a certified facilitator for Junior Great Books. I am a member of  Kappa Delta Pi, International Honor Society in Education. I really enjoy taking classes and learning about new things, so I am always up for whatever new topic my students want to explore!



Experience

Welcome to Mrs. Tibbs' Enrichment Page! I am pleased and excited to be the full time Gifted Specialist at West Madison Elementary this year. I have taught first grade in Missouri, second grade in Arkansas, third grade in Tennessee and a fourth-fifth grade class in Kentucky. I also briefly taught third grade at West Madison. These experiences really helped me when I began teaching all levels of gifted classes.

I've been at West Madison since 1995 and have seen many improvements to our program over those years. Our gifted program is interest-based, and students meet in small groups to explore various topics that intrigue them. We welcome community members to come in and share their passions with us! If you have a special interest and would like to present it to our students, please contact me!



Bio

I have been married since 1978 and have three sons, all of whom are/were products of the Madison City Schools system. We have lived in Madison since 1993, the longest we've lived anywhere in my life. Prior to that, I've lived in Louisiana, Mississippi, Texas, Arkansas, Missouri, Kentucky, and Tennessee. I love to travel, tinker in the garden, and read.