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'.
Teacher of the Year for Muncie Community School's YOC School and East Washington Academy.
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!!