I am an assistant professor at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. I have worked on campuses spanning grades Pre-K through 12 for the past 24 years. I still love middle schoolers! I hold a BA in elementary education from Northwestern Louisiana University, an MA in Curriculum and Instruction and an MA in Educational Leadership both from Louisiana State University, and an Ed.D. in Educational Leadership at the University of Louisiana in Lafayette.
Teaching students to think and make connections across the content and across all contents is my main focus. Building solid background knowledge with the ability to predict, infer, synthesize and evaluate are keys to students who will rule the next 100 years.
I am National Board Certified in Early Adolescence Mathematics. In 2003, I was named a Milken Educator and have served on several panels concerning American education. In 2006 I was blessed to share Disney's Outstanding Teacher of the Year with my partner teachers, Monique Wild and Kathryn Edmonds.
Ed.D., Educational Leadership, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Lafayette, Louisiana, December 2013 M.Ed., Educational Leadership, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge Louisiana, Graduation August 2006 National Board Certification, Early Adolescent Mathematics, National M.A, Curriculum and Instruction National Writing Project, Louisiana State University, June 1996 Project FINESSE, Middle School Science Institute, Louisiana State University, July 1996-May 1997 Middle School Science, LaSip, McNeese State University, spring 1993 Bachelor of Arts, Elementary Education, Northwestern State University, May 1992
Publications: Co-Author, TeamWork: Setting the Standard for Collaborative Education, Stenhouse Publishers, March 2008 Contributing author, The Role of Teachers in Enhancing Teacher Quality and Improving Student Achievement, Milken Family Foundation , 2006 An Odyssey into Math Journals, Best Practices from the Louisiana Writing Project, , Fall 2001 Teams in Action, Middle Ground, National Middle School Association, October 2003
English Language Arts, Reading, Grammar, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Algebra, Basic Operations, Geometry, Graphing, Measurement, Numbers, Other (Math), Career and Technical Education, Education, Math Test Prep, Statistics, Word Problems, Study Skills, Basic Reading, Writing, Back to School