I began my career in kindergarten, moving next to fourth grade, middle school, and high school. This upward movement through the grade levels saw my progression from all subjects to specifically English arts, and what I call "applied literature," drama. In 2004 I became the administrator of a learning center for needy and homeless women. Working with adults, I saw the need for a grammar and composition curriculum that could fill in the gaps of memory and of missed education. After writing the KIS Approach, I believe that it can serve a much wider audience than that for which it was intended.
I am evolving from the traditional teacher-centered, students-in-their-places mentality to a highly individualized approach in which the teacher is a facilitator of a learner's academic progress. My master's degree in creative arts in learning from Lesley University has greatly informed my current and passionate educational philosophy.
Who's Who Among American Teachers, 2004 Scott phoned as soon as he got his first job as a fourth grade teacher in Baltimore. "I have a principal who says, 'Wow!'--just like you!" His eagerness to tell his former teacher about his first real job matches the joy of the junior journalism student who now writes for a medical journal and the fabulously talented actor who performed a lead role at "The Fringe" in Edinburgh and the real estate agent who remembers her high school plays at regular lunches with me. These are the awards, the lasting honors, of having been a English teacher.
nine years in public schools of Parkrose, Portland, Oregon three years and graduate of Portland Christian High School BA in Christian education, Bob Jones University, Greenville, SC BA in language arts, Concordia University, Portland, Oregon M. ed. creative arts in learning, Lesley University, Cambridge, MA certified in state of Oregon 32 years teaching in a traditional classroom environment 1.5 years as a learning facilitator and administrator of learning center 3 years as a substitute teacher
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