I have taught K-8 PE, 7 & 8 Science, English ESL and loved every level I have worked with. I am universally capable of teaching all subjects, but my greatest love lies with the middles school ages.
I use a lot of technology to enhance my students learning. I challenge students to use creativity and hands on learning to develop their own educational experiences. I am direct and very authoritarian,but give students the freedom of choice and active learning.
I have been awarded technology grants to allow my students to have 15 minilaptops for my classroom use. I have won a document camera, smartboard, and use of a slate. I have served on curriculum building teams, represented campus for STEM and have been looked to for mentoring within my campus. I have been selected for leadership trainings out of large amounts of applications.
I have a BS in Kinesiology and have taught PE, Coached, taught middles school science, and ESL English 6-8th grade. I have gone to many conferences over the years. I have spent an entire week at NASA for a gifted program for Math and Science teachers!
I love teaching and working with the students today. I am inspired by many of the older generations of teachers and more so by the usage of technology within the classroom. Smartboards, cell phones, etc. Students are my life, I never look forward to breaks within the year, for not being with my students is sad, they energize me daily.