My name is Denise Winkler but the students know me best as “Coach Winkie”. This year is my 16th year of teaching. I graduated from Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina with a BS in Physical Education K-12. I have taught overseas in Panama (where I grew up) and Cuba (where I lived for 13 years). I am married, have a 15-year-old daughter and the sweetest Chocolate Lab named Cuba. I am 100% a dog mom!