My experience is reflected in my mission. To create the best materials for optimizing teaching and learning. After years of working with poorly formatted content, created by corporations, I was never satisfied. Everything I found was never quite what I was looking for. I always found myself settling for whatever come closest to what I actually wanted. Using over a decade of teaching experience I began creating what has now become Actis Standard. The creations started with guided notes that were visually appealing and easy to follow, quickly summarizing the main ideas. Using real-world feedback from students and my own experiences with implementation, I would continuously edit and rework until everything was just right. Likewise, I began formulating activities that addressed specifically what needed to be taught, in a fun exploratory way. Then, I tackled the homework side of the equation. I created concise differentiated assignments with plenty of space to show work. These questions were directly correlated with the tests I created, to show evidence of mastery. I even invented a new feedback system for quick grading, combined with a student self-reflection component, using a standards-based approach. After years of reworking and editing all of this content, I decided to share my creations. It has become my mission to give teachers something that students positively respond to, created by someone in the profession. In essence, materials that will optimize a teacher's impact on student learning.
Differentiated, efficient and student-centered.
One of only two hundred educators selected nationwide as part of the Learnzillion Dream Team in 2013 to create online lessons. Consultant for Smarter Balanced to author Common Core assessment questions to be used at a multi-state level.
Bachelor of Science in Mathematics Education Masters in Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis
Quality and results come standard.