I am finishing up my 30th year of teaching. The majority of my experience has been in middle school, and I am certified to teach both Language Arts and Social Studies. Since obtaining my gifted certification in 2003, my creativity and flexibility have been highly valued. I have not taught the same subject or grade level for two consecutive years. This provides me with the unique opportunity of having an eclectic collection of ideas to offer, ranging from young adult literature and writing to world geography.
My style is hands-on and interdisciplinary with a focus on trying to develop an instinctual curiosity for lifelong learning. I tend to be a facilitator, rather than "the sage on the stage."
I have been nominated for "Teacher of the Year" twice at the school I teach at. Alas, it has been "always a bridesmaid, never a bride."
I obtained my B.S. in Elementary Education in 1982 from Utah State University. I received my Master of Education in 1998 from the University of Southern Mississippi.
Does the thought of coming up with yet another differentiated, interdisciplinary, tiered, creative, hands-on activity that covers all 37 learning styles in your classroom terrify you? Never fear; Aunt D is here.
English Language Arts, Reading, Specialty, Social Studies - History, European History, Arts & Music, Other (Arts), Other (Music), Drama, Women's Studies, Geography, Other (Social Studies - History), Critical Thinking, Literature, Study Skills, Writing, Asian Studies, Holidays/Seasonal, Black History Month