I am a 1st grade teacher at a STEM-focused elementary in Missouri. I used to be a substitute in Iowa. During summers past, I have been lucky enough to participate in a TREMENDOUS program teaching logic and argument for gifted middle school students.
I want my students to experience what they're learning. Sometimes this means we get to touch and feel and interact with our science or math lesson, and sometimes this means that we simulate the real world as closely as possible. I want my students to understand how to use what they learn to make their lives and communities better.
I am a National Merit Scholar.
After pursuing a degree in computer science at Virginia Tech, I had an epiphany and changed my major to elementary education with a focus in mathematics. While I still love computers and philosophy, I want an opportunity to make the world a better place.
I love creating and modeling things, and I have started modeling real-world objects within PowerPoint for my own lessons and for the lessons of others. If you want something particular, don't hesitate to ask.