Mrs. Banton began teaching fourth grade in Lexington, Ky in 2000. From 2003 - 2008, she continued to teach fourth grade in Paducah, Ky. In 2009, Mrs. Banton and her family moved back to Franklin, where she has loved teaching at Simpson Elementary. Mrs. Banton is married to Dr. Courtney Banton, who is a physical therapist at The Medical Center Franklin Rehabilitation. They have three children, Ben, Griff, and Eme. Ben is in middle school and Griff and Eme attend Simpson Elementary.