I have been teaching elementary for more then 20 years most of which has been in a self contained classroom. The last few years I have been teaching in a departmentalized setting.
I believe in using a variety of methods and strategies in teaching students. The last few years I have been using literature circles in my social studies classes for the purpose of building background knowledge prior to the students experiencing the textbook. This has proved very beneficial regarding both student achievement and student enjoyment.
The greatest honor I receive is when my former students bump into me in public and tell me how much they remembered and how much they enjoyed my class.
Certified elementary grades K-8. Master's degree in reading - reading specialist. Principal Certification. Business administration 2 year and 4 year degree.
I am very proud to say I teach at Shanksville-Stonycreek S.D. in southwestern PA. We our one building K-12 and graduate approx. 34 students per year. Our school has the dubious distinction of being involved with the unfortunate terrorist attack of 9/11. We our most grateful and thankful for all the kind American outpouring we received. I am most proud of my family, my wife and two children.