14 years teaching World Geography, U.S. History, and Economics in Elkhart Community Schools.
I utilize a culturally responsive approach aimed at tailoring education to each student's individual needs. To that end, I differentiate and individualize instruction, focusing on research-proven strategies and a data and standards driven approach.
Young Economist Award, AP Conference, Northwestern University, 2008; Teacher of the Year, Elkhart Memorial High School 2009-2010, 2010-2011; Classroom Teacher of the Year, Elkhart Community Schools 2010-2011; Top Three Finalist, Indiana Teacher of the Year 2011. Adjunct Lecturer, Indiana University, Fall 2012-present; Social Studies Department Chair, EMHS, Fall 2012-present.
B.S.S.Ed. Taylor University M.Ed. Indiana Wesleyan University
Raised in Southern Californi; made a home in Northern Indiana; world traveller; lifelong learner.