Taught 13 years of Education 3 years Middle School 7-9th 10 years High School 9-12th Theater Teacher 3 years English Teacher 5 years History/ Government Teacher 5 years BS Degree Elementary Education BS Degree Secondary Education BS Degree Theater Arts/ Dance BS Degree Social Sciences BS Degree English
I work at a Second Chance High School. The majority of my students are gifted learners who have become bored with education and resorted to drugs, promiscuity, or simply stopped coming to school due to boredom. The textbook approach to teaching is unsuccessful in getting students motivated to learn once they have stopped learning. Because of this I have developed a hands on approach to teaching. Textbooks become a resource for students to use as well as the internet, periodicals, talking to people who experienced history, biographies, literature, music, etc. I believe in tapping into the creative side of the students brain while learning facts and figures.
Washington County School District Superintendent Teacher of the Month- 2010 2010 William and Pat Child â€œExcellence in Teachingâ€ Award 2010
Pine View High School- St. George, UT Dixie State College- St. George, UT Southern Utah University- Cedar City, UT University of Utah- Salt Lake City, UT Utah State University- Logan, UT
Published Two Young Adult Books: Gideon Biddle: Shadowwalk- 2007 Gideon Biddle: Nightshadows- 2009