September 17, 2013
This is the 36th year Mrs. White has been in education. She went to college and received her Bachelors Degree in Psychology and Special Education from Missouri Southern State University. She began teaching in 1977 at the age 23. Her first teaching job was here at Avilla. She taught Special Education for one year at Avilla. After one year at Avilla she returned to Carthage where she had completed her student teaching. She taught special education at Eugene Field Elementary and then at the Carthage High School for a total 12 years. While she was teaching she returned to college on a part-time basis at Pittsburgh State University and received her Masters Degree in School Counseling. She then spent 15 years as a counselor at Carthage High School before retiring in 2005.