Mrs. Norman is a native of southeast Missouri where she developed her passion for learning and
equipping students. She completed her B.S. of Ed. in Speech Communications with concentrations in
public speaking, theatre, and a minor in English from Indiana University (Bloomington campus). Mrs.
Norman taught middle school and high school in Georgia and Indiana for three and a half years before
devoting her time exclusively to homeschooling her five children. After graduating three students from
homeschooling and transitioning them into higher education, Mrs. Norman completed her master’s
degree in Teaching English as a Second Language from Southeast Missouri State University. Last spring,
Mrs. Norman joined PLA to mentor high school students in our peer tutoring program. Now, she
gratefully joins our staff as our morning Reading Specialist.