I have taught in the Muncie Community Schools, located in Muncie, Indiana, for 13 years. I have had a wide variety of classroom and private tutoring experiences ranging from primary to secondary levels. I have been recognized as 'Teacher of the Year' twice at my respective schools. I have taught in many different programs while working for Muncie Community Schools in a residential juvinile facility where my students have had very little success in regular school. I began developing many of my math ideas to help these and other students, including after school tutoring. I am currently planning math workshops for educators in Columbia City, Indiana and developing and designing math manipulatives. I have prepared and presented a teacher in-service for classroom and behavior management for Yorktown Middle School, located in Delaware County, Indiana. I have also been the Program Manager for Summer Advantage USA for the past two summers.
My teaching style is to-the-point, yet creative. I enjoy creating resources for my students and thinking 'outside the box'.
Indiana University Armstrong Teacher Educator Award; Teacher of the Year for Muncie Community School's YOC School; East Washington Academy Teacher of the Year (Muncie Community Schools)
BS Education, Ball State University, 1999 Currently working on MS Education
I have been the Program Manager for Summer Advantage USA in Muncie, Indiana at South View Elementary School. I am pleased to report that the scholars at our site made over 4 months gains in reading and over 5 months gains in mathematics during our short 5 week program last summer!!
English Language Arts, Reading, Grammar, Specialty, Math, Arithmetic, Basic Operations, Fractions, Geometry, Measurement, Numbers, Other (Math), Social Studies - History, U.S. History, World History, Education, History, Music and Dance, Math Test Prep, Other (Social Studies - History), For All Subject Areas, Classroom Management, Study Skills, General Science, Problem Solving, Basic Reading, Basic Math, Study Skills, Writing