I have been teaching since 2012. Currently, I am teaching sixth grade social studies at Middle School. I have previously taught seventh grade language arts (I enjoy teaching both subjects) and have sponsored several clubs: FCA (Fellowship of Christian Athletes), STLP (Student Technology Leadership Program), Battle of the Books (student initiated reading incentive program), and the WBLU School News Program. In previous years, I worked with an ASL (American Sign Language) group of students, a GT (gifted and talented) news letter team and a robotics class. Also, I serve on the District Technology Advisory Committee
Technology is a driving force in my passions. In the classroom and in groups, I possess a democratic leadership style most of the time. I value the ideas, opinions, and strategies of others. Typically, acting as a coach gathering ideas and then making the final decision is my go to move. My students establish their class rules at the beginning of the year and I allow them to complete a google form to evaluate me at the end of each unit when possible.
2014 Lions Club Outstanding Teacher of the Year for FSMS; FSEEF Excellent Educator May 2014;
Bachelor of Science in Middle Grades Education with an emphasis in English/Communications & Social Science Master of Science in Library Media Education with an Informational Services Concentration and Instructional Computer Technology Endorsement.
I feel the purpose of education is to teach things that are not learned incidentally. This form of systematic learning is the base of our educational system and serves as a reminder that not everyone is the same. While some may learn many things incidentally, others may need a more systematic approach to be introduced to a new idea. This is where a teachers role is very important. Professional goals: Seek opportunities to advance my knowledge in educational technology Create quality work to provide and set the precedence for others. Obtain a university position to diversify my professional experience.
English Language Arts, Vocabulary, Specialty, Science, Computer Science - Technology, Career and Technical Education, Life Skills, Gifted and Talented, Library Sciences, Professional Development, Instructional Technology, Library Skills, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, For All Subjects, For Administrators, Coaching, Engineering