I have taught for 15 years. Six years ago I received an electronic smartboard. I have since been developing all of my lessons with the smartboard software. I have become very adept at designing lessons and train new teachers how to use the smartboards.
The main focus of our district is student engagement. All of my lessons I design are focused on keeping the students engaged. I use animated clipart, colors, patterns, weblinks, pictures, and videos to make the lessons both interesting and exciting for the kids. I want my students excited to come to school each and every day!!
I have won the CCS Curriculum Competition in 2008 and 2009 for grades 4-6 (Arizona competition for designing lesson using smartboard software).
I received a Bachelors Degree in Education from Arizona State University. I then proceeded to get a Masters Degree in Elementary Education from Northern Arizona University. I followed that up by getting another Masters Degree in Educational Leadership from Northern Arizona University.
I have been happily married for 10 years now. We have 5 wonderful children. Our natural daughter is now 14 years old. We have 4 adopted Korean children ages 6, 4, 3, and 1. I enjoy spending time with all of them and we hope to adopt more.