My teaching experience includes 25 years as a K-12 teacher, curriculum administrator, and district federal/state programs administrator. As a teacher, I specialized in middle school language arts and mathematics. Since retiring from the K-12 system, I have been teaching curriculum and education courses at the bachelors' and masters' degree levels as well as supervising student teachers. I am also a successful grant writer, specializing in competitive state and federal grant projects. As a private contractor, I also work to help teachers who need assistance to improve their skills.
I prefer project-based learning, cooperative groups, and teamwork. I firmly believe all students can learn and it is the teacher's responsibility to find the key to get students involved. Positive relationships are essential to a good learning environment. I love teaching at all levels, but middle schoolers are my absolute favorite!
Honor student at every level of my personal education (grade school, high school, undergraduate college, post graduate degrees) Selected as outstanding graduate student in masters degree program Honored as Outstanding Teacher by Education Students Selected for local community leaders cadre Served as school commissioner Served on Board of Directors for Metropolitan "Think Tank"
Bachelor of Science in Education Master of Science in Curriculum and Instruction Post-Graduate work in Educational Administration Master of Public Administration and Policy, specializing in Organizational Development and Leadership PhD Candidate: Public Administration and Policy K-12 Teaching License (Lifetime) K-12 Administrative License All degrees earned with high honors
I firmly believe it's essential for all teachers to remember that we teach STUDENTS not subjects.
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Writing-Expository, Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Applied Math, Arithmetic, Basic Operations, Numbers, Science, Earth Sciences, Social Studies - History, Native Americans, U.S. History, Physical Education, Special Education, EFL - ESL - ELD, Education, For All Subject Areas, Literature, Classroom Management, Word Problems, Problem Solving, Cooking, Basic Reading, Basic Math, Study Skills, Writing, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Poetry, Autumn, Mental Math, Halloween, Valentine's Day, President's Day, St. Patrick's Day, Spring